One of the things that I've enjoyed about this fellowship is having the time to process what ministry looks like in several different forms. One of the ways that has helped me to think through some of the unique aspects ministry is photography. Here are a few photos from my recent ventures along with questions that I have been pondering.
What does it look like to treasure the beauty in the process of ministry?
Where is the Church visible?
Do we focus too much about preparing what we think will be big fires (such as delivering a great sermon or hosting a fantastic summer camp) that we ignore what seems to be small fires (such as day to day interactions with youth, members of the church, and broader community)?
What does it take to see things from a new angle?
Do we worry too much about momentary discomfort that we miss out on what could be a revitalizing experience? (Note: I did not miss out on swimming in the Baltic)
Another blog post, like the previous ones, coming soon...