Life for the believer is full-time ministry -- we create and build culture because we reflect our creator and we tell everyone we can about Jesus.
But today I attended service at our church, then sat in my office all afternoon trying to connect people to community groups that could encourage them and challenge them in their walk with Christ. Essentially, I was paid to do everything I can to promote the spiritual growth of others.
Because I am still learning the ropes, it took me forever to do next to nothing...
And I couldn't be happier.
My wife summed it up nicely with this fantastic quote:
"I know that not everyone can be more than a volunteer. We are so, so very blessed to be able to do this full time."
In many ways today is the first day of the rest of my life. I've stepped away from comfortable financial opportunities and a fruitful early career in scientific academia to serve God through the local church. I cannot wait for what lies ahead...