Greg Strand is EFCA executive director of theology and credentialing, and he serves on the Board of Ministerial Standing as well as the Spiritual Heritage Committee. He and his family are members of Northfield (Minnesota) EFC.
Fall is upon us! Most ministries enter a different rhythm and pace during the summer months, so not only does fall bring a change of season, but also a new season of ministry. This does not mean all ministry is new. Many ministries will remain the same but simply beginning afresh. Some ministries will be new.
As I begin this fall season of ministry I am excited for continuing ministries already in process, continuing a long obedience in the same direction (to use a phrase from Eugene Peterson), and also for beginning new ministries.
I am thankful for the joy of ministry at home, at the local church and at the EFCA, and I am humbled for the privilege of providing leadership in each of those important realms.
What about you? What excites you about beginning a new season of ministry?