Cornerstone Baptist Church, 4930 Old Lohman Rd., Jefferson City, Missouri, 65109

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Praising God for His Blessings in our "Lay Ministry Weekend"

What a tremendous "Lay Ministry Weekend" we had this past Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! We had between 60-70 of our own people participate, and the team that came from all over the country did a truly amazing job of leading us to consider how God has gifted and equipped us for ministry.

The teaching sessions on "Spiritual Gifts" was truly eye-opening and clearly presented by Don Taft. He is an amazing teacher, and God is using him in a remarkable way. I know that I am now more focused on helping people to identify their gifts and how God is using them for His glory.

When we had our sharing time Sunday afternoon, person after person talked about how God has used the weekend to help them see how they could take their abilities, talents and gifts and use them for ministry. At least five people are now thinking about ministry ideas they could lead using their gifts and abilities! That is exactly what we want to come out of this weekend.

There are not words to thank Bill Campbell for the tremendous job he did in organizing and leading this weekend. Bill did so at great personal sacrifice because he was not feeling well most of the time. But the Lord used him mightily and we are all the better because of it. Thanks to everyone to who gave of themselves to prepare for this important weekend, and to be a part of it. Let's keep affirming one another and how God has equipped us to serve Him - and let's use those blessings from God for His glory!

Brian