As I was preparing an email to go out to our Soul Care leaders, I was reminded of the great blessing I have to
- serve in a local church as a pastor. I am in a position to disciple, help others grow in their knowledge of God and His Word, while helping others make disciples also. I often forget what an amazing privilege and responsibility that is.
- serve at a specific local church, Emmanuel Baptist Church, that has been such a blessing to me and my family. Krista grew up at Emmanuel and I am thankful for the impact they have had on her. Before Krista and I were even married, I was thankful for the ministry of Emmanuel. Since being married, I have been so thankful for EBC's prayer and financial support while in the Dominican Republic and at Baptist Bible Seminary. I loved being part of the ministry of the school for four years.
- serve as the pastor of family ministry and soul care since July. While there are challenges to this ministry, I am so very thankful for the opportunity to try to live Ephesians 4:11, 12 by helping families and members grow as disciples and make disciples. I know there are still things to think through and develop but I know that I and others need to be challenged to make disciples. There have been many people who have been a great blessing and encouragement to me and my family.