Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Positive Post Wednesday?

Well, it seems like this was a forgetful week. But there is still time to be positive. Like I'm positive that I won't win any "graphic art" awards with my image editing ability above...

Seriously, this week I want to say something positive about two people that I am proud to be working along side of. Our church has several ministry teams that are responsible for different aspects of the church's life: Christian Education, Pastoral Care, Worship, Mission and Benevolence, Evangelism, and more. These are not run or staffed by paid positions. They are volunteer teams. Each team has one or two Elders that are the team leaders. I am on the Evangelism ministry team. And our team leaders, Diane and Beth, are amazing!

Both Diane and Beth take leading the Evangelism team seriously and they do it happily. These two are very creative, dedicated, intelligent, caring, and devoted. These wonderful attributes were seen extraordinarily in the efforts they put into helping with the recent Low Country Franklin Graham festival in September. Diane and Beth worked tirelessly getting people involved, establishing and attending various programs and events, and generally being excited about this opportunity to share the message of the Gospel and God's love with the greater Charleston, SC area.

I'm also fortunate to be in a weekly small group with Diane and her husband. They set a great example for the other couples in the group.

In Paul's first letter to the church at Thessalonica, he praised the Thessalonians for being a "model to all the believers":
You became imitators of us and of the Lord; in spite of severe suffering, you welcomed the message with the joy given by the Holy Spirit. And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia. The Lord's message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia—your faith in God has become known everywhere. 1 Thessalonians 1:6 - 8, NIV)

I think that Diane and Beth fall into that category as well.