Surrounding us in the large conference room during the consultation on emerging gifts of gospel ministry were these queries:
What is the reception of gospel ministry in our monthly meeting?A few other queries were added to this original list, but it is the queries from the original list that drew and held my attention for much of the weekend.
How do we let our Light shine without our fire consuming those we are trying to warm?
Who elders the ministers? Who elders the elders?
How do we discern the ministry we are called to? How do we discern if we are still called?
How do we discern if we are called to travel in the ministry... or if we are to stay in our meeting?
If we are called to travel, how do we discern a companion? How do we affirm those who companion in the ministry?
P.S. Links to related posts are listed at the bottom of this post which includes the epistle from the consultation.