My wife is headed up to take a shower. We have guests coming for dinner.
A and A are leaders in our youth ministry–volunteers who fell under E’s tyranny. We haven’t invited them because of that, but because the youth ministry is suffering and is very discouraging for them. Tonight is a night to encourage them. We want to tell them they are valuable to the Kingdom. We want them to know their service does not go unnoticed.
Last night, I went out with a man whose family is looking to leave the church. They have felt like the church is not meeting their needs. We talked about Kingdom things and about how they could better connect with the church and how the church could help them.
This feels very much like ministry. It is ministry nearly gone, now revived.