Joyfully Out of the Box
Updated: Sep 12
After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see them, and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them. ~ Acts 18:1-3
Often the ministry of unseen leaders looks and feels a little out-of-the-box. Is there a place for you, for me, in which each of us can live God’s call fully?
I often feel a little like this kite surfer.
Maybe you do too.
Off the map.
For this week’s post, I would like to share an article I wrote for the Free Methodist Church U.S.A.’s Pastors + Leaders e-Newsletter.
I pray that perhaps you will find your story in parts of my story and be encouraged.
What then is my reward? Just this: that in preaching the gospel I may offer it free of charge, and so not make full use of my rights as a preacher of the gospel. ~ 1 Corinthians 9:18
Please feel free to reach out to me at email@example.com if I can be a help to you in your calling. I would be happy to be a compassionate hearer and to reflect to you what I sense of the beauty and power of God’s call on your life.
About: Jenny Switkes is a pastor, mathematics professor, and missionary who is passionate about Jesus and loves the bivocational life that God has given her. She loves helping apostolic leaders clarify their calling and take next steps to live their call.
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