Do you have a ministry resume?
Summer is a great time to get your resume ready - not because you’re leaving, but because you need an objective to sharpen your skills.
Maybe you do multiple jobs and play various roles in your music team. Sometimes you feel that if you just did one thing and not several you would be more effective.
One of the lessons learned from writing your ministry resume is to take inventory and begin to assess which one of several things you are good at.
Although I’m not a church musician just now serving in any one particular church, I do not want to let go of my skills. Perhaps the role I’ve played for many years has changed, but the skills to play music and sing songs are still to be used as I have opportunity, but only if I’m ready.
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Driving down US 340 through Charles Town, WV I found great joy just the other morning singing the Doxology. It never ceases to amaze me how God brings a song to my mind as I’m just being... not really doing anything spiritual or faith revealing, just being...
Praise God from Whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise HIm above all heavenly hosts
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost
... and poof - here’s a song coming from deep within me. I was just overcome with gratefulness for my job, the drive through beautiful country, my family - stuff that I sometimes forget about from week to week fighting to stay encouraged in serving people in ministry .
I hope you read this correctly, I’m not encouraging you to stop serving people - I am reminding you it’s sweet worship to take moments and remember your real motivation for doing what you do.
This is one way I know the call of God on my life. I don’t need a church job to be filled with His word and the joy that comes from abiding in Him. We are His children. See John 15.
May God bless you richly as you obey His call!
All the best,