The Grove Prompt: Welcome to Ministry Life

Our excitement this month at Velvet Ashes continues as we are in the third week of our four week “Welcome” Series.

Here’s what the four weeks will hold:

This week we will focus on “Welcome to Ministry Life” and want to talk openly about some of what you will face. Ministry life has become a home to us. For some of us, it is all we have known in our adult working life.

So, first of all, welcome. Truly. Ministry life can be wonderful!

But it does come with unique challenges. Is having dinner with local friends part of your “job?” Or is it social and for fun? (It depends. But prior to ministry life, the lines between working and socializing were clearer).

It also comes with unique blessings. How many people are paid to bring life and light to those who are in darkness?

This 30 minute video is one to watch! It is called GodSpeed and it looks at the speed God works. It follows a man as he grows in his understanding of ministry life. Watch it alone, or with teammates and discuss it. The makers of the video have made these discussion questions and if I could, I would make them mandatory for you :).

Have you been following Kathryn Bronn, a member of our Instagram team? She moved to Costa Rica in early August and has been chronicling her adjustments to the field with us via Velvet Ashes Stories. You will be able to follow along and comment as she goes through her first month. (You can find the InstaStories along the top of Instagram.  Look for the Velvet Ashes Logo and join in the fun). If you’re not following us, now is a good time to start!

What can you add to the conversation when it comes to MinistryLife? Share on Instagram using #VelvetAshesWelcomeMinistryLife and #VelvetAshesWelcome. Also join the conversation in the comments and at The Grove, Thursday 6 p.m. EST. Bring your blog posts to link up.

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