What's It Worth

This website is worth

What is your website worth?

This is something that has come to mind over recent weeks. No, not the value of this blog. But the value of each our contributions to the Church.

I'm thankful for all those people who have decided to contribute their energy, time, creativity, skills, insights, opinions (careful) and work. Even beyond that it takes a lot, I believe, for someone to be willing to just try something new. Someone tried a pre-school in our church. Look what happened there. Someone tried to use their computer skills to maintain a newsletter. Someone tried to get women from the community together for fellowship and study. Look at that result.

Right now people are trying to jump start the men in our church. Others are trying to organize others to see our church's future. Some are trying to figure out how to get more people involved in the life of the church.

And still others are just doing what they believe God has called them to do. I love hearing how those things are going. I love hearing how those activities have touched others. So, whatever you're doing, Praise God! Thanks.

There are those who think what they have to contribute wouldn't fit into the ministry of a church. BLAH! I'm sure I've shared this with you--though perhaps in another forum. You all might recall the Prayer Pencil Principle.

I can remember going to church one time and wanting to fill out a church card in the pews (you know you have them, too). I didn't have a pen and neither did Gloria, and the one in the pew was totally blunt--useless. If all someone can do is sharpen a pencil in a pew, then as far as I'm concerned that is just as valid a ministry as anything else we've talked about. I'm not going anywhere with this other than trying to encourage you to believe your part in ministry:

So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
(II Corinthians 5:16-21)

Stay blessed...john

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