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Friday, February 04, 2011

RevGalBlogPals Friday Five: Perks of Ministry Edition

Thanks to #snOMG this week has had a different rhythm to it for me. Fortunately, one of the perks of ministry is a fairly flexible schedule and quite often the ability to work from home. Another perk of ministry is that I will be part of a worship service that celebrates my friend's gifts in ministry and the ministry she will do with the church she has been Called to lead.

These two things have me reflecting on the gifts and perks of ministry and what else I would put on that list.

What about you? What are 5 perks/gifts of ministry for you?

Please let us know if you played in the comments and if you can check on the person before and after you. I will do my best to check in, but will be traveling to the above mentioned worship service.

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27 comments:

  1. I am waiting for the (still non-existant)snow to show up. Good thing I have these perks plus the day off today!

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  2. Interesting challenge, I played by changing the rules a bit here are my thoughts on The gift of ministry

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  3. Well, since I'm not the kind of minister who gets "perks" (I am only a minister in the sense that all members of a congregation are ministers), I'll look forward to reading all your posts. However, I did participate last week, a few days late, so here's a bit about my favorite Bible verses. And kathrynzj, one of the perks of being an Association delegate is that I'll probably get to meet you this Sunday!

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  4. Oh my - is it Friday already? This is a good Friday Five, especially since I know I tend to bitch about the job. Will definitely play and let you know...

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  5. thanks kathrynzj for reminding me to remember the perks. i've been a bit of a ministry curmudgen lately, so this was very helpful! thanks!

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  6. Molly, I will be glad to ship you some of ours! It has been snowing since yesterday. Even the cats don't want to go out.

    But I have perks to share: www.stoneofwitness.blogspot.com

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  7. Perks of ministry? You mean there are some? You don't just get brownie points for suffering through?!

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  8. I finally played after first making a big family breakfast!

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  9. What a great F5. Got me thinking about my "gratefuls." The list is here.

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  10. Today's five was good preparation for seeing my spiritual director this afternoon. Something's going on with my comments, sorry.

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  11. I listed both "perks" and "gifts" in my blog entry. And yes, I am procrastinating . . .

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  12. That was good for me today. I played here

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  13. sweetness abounds! played. now formulating funeral homily... where's the sugar when i need it?

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  14. I played today both inside and outside of the more conventional boundaries of ministry--thanks, Kathryn, it was very helpful for me to work through this one at this time.

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  15. I'll concur with kathrynzj that flexibility is a perk I value highly as a single mother & solo pastor, especially in a week full of snow days as this week was! (Even so, the perk of flexibility amidst snow can cause some disorientation.) Also the perk of using a local coffee shop as my office at least as often as I use my church office as my office, LOL!

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  16. My blog has been dormant in 2011 so this was just the kick-in-the-pants I needed to get back to the keyboard!

    My 5 favorite perks of ministry.

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  17. I also agreed with kzj on the flexibility issue, and came up with 4 others

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  18. blessings of Ministry


    Now back to finishing of the service for tomorrow - it is a hot, humid, Saturday afternoon here.

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  19. better late than never, I'm posting my five

    what a great idea, Kathrynzj!!!

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  20. Thanks all for playing! I apologize for not coming'round yet to look at then. Reading blogs and commenting from an iPod is a tad ridiculous. Too bad one of the perks of ministry isn't an iPad!

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