While the United States differs, many governments around the world use the word “ministry” to refer to various bureaus and departments that handle various tasks. A famous fictional example is the “Ministry of Magic” in the Harry Potter books. Each of these organizations serves a purpose to the government that sets it up. That role: service, is what ministry is about.
When guests visit a house, they often compliment the decoration, or talk about how clean a place is. They don’t focus on how strong the floor is, or that the wiring is up to code. As dumb as it sounds to compliment a home owner on their choice of floor joists, the structure is still important. You wouldn’t have a clean house with good decorations if the studs supporting the walls weren’t solidly built.
Kids are excited to head back to school as fall begins. In the fall, we all look forward to reestablishing familiar routines. We’re especially prayerful for each student’s experience, and how they interact. We’re also praying for teachers and communities, superintendents, aides, and everyone involved in education.
As believers in Christ, our story isn’t supposed to be bland, apolitical, and never get people’s attention–but it is supposed to show love in a way that makes our faith appeal to others. It’s also supposed to promote healthy fellowship, and relationships that go beyond just “hitting the like button,” or commenting on somebody’s latest post. Come join us as we chase after perfect love, and learn how to show it to the world.