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Over the past year, I’ve been struggling to figure out where I fit in at our church. For a long time, I was active in grouplife leadership at our church. Events a couple of years ago (that I really don’t want to rehash) left me somewhat scarred and feeling out in the cold related to this ministry area. Grouplife remains a huge passion of mine, but it’s been a challenge to jump back in after a couple of years. Some of the challenge stems from other commitments at home and at work. Recently, family circumstances have left me hesitant to jump back in full force. But mostly, I believe it’s been my pride that has kept me out of the game.
Leanne has been encouraging me to find an area where I can serve. I’ve looked at the volunteer opportunities that appear in our weekly church program, but nothing really jumped out at me and said, “This is for you!” Leanne and our kids have been serving regularly in our children’s ministry. On these days, I often find myself hanging out in the lobby while they are serving. Pretty lame, huh? Well, as it turns out, there is a ministry opportunity for people who like to hang out in the lobby. Starting next week, I’ll be serving at our Welcome Center. It’s an opportunity to help people who have questions about our church, and it’s an opportunity to point people towards avenues that will help them get plugged into our church.
I’m excited. I know this may not seem like a huge deal, but I believe it’s a positive step forward for the new year.
If you’re in the lobby on the 4th Sunday of the month be sure to stop by and say hello. I’ll be the tall guy over at the Welcome Center.
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