Friday, February 4, 2011

Friday Five: Five Perks of Ministry

1.  Undoubted one of the greatest perks is the privilege of sharing in the congregation’s greatest joys and sorrows. Being in ministry means I am part of the family of God … an extended family which nurtures and cares for one another… and for the most part that has been true.

2.  The flexible schedule afforded by ministry is a blessing.  I may work longer hours but it is possible to juggle my responsibilities as a wife and mother.

3.  I get paid to read – what a concept. I can curl up with a good book and honestly call it work.

4.  Excellent health benefits – with a husband on disability and a daughter prone to accidents – this perk has been a tremendous blessing.

5.  The opportunity for continuing education and travel experiences including travel to our sister congregation in Blantyre, Malawi, Africa.