I am happy to say I am now a licensed minister of the Gospel! Thank you to all who supported me with your kind words and prayerful support. It was a very emotional experience and I look forward to every preaching or teaching opportunity that will arise in the future.
I am not looking at this from a monetary perspective. The Word of God must be taken outside the four walls of the church to where the hurting souls are. People need The Lord!
For approximately one year I have been going through a leadership development process at my church which culminated today in catechism. Catechism is an event where our beliefs, thoughts, doctrinal concepts, etc. are challenged by current seasoned church leaders. We sat in the room in small groups of two or three and were asked over 30 questions each. This process takes about 1.5 to 2 hours.
I am happy to say that I passed catechism TODAY and I am now preparing to give my initial sermon on Friday October 18! I will be an Associate Minister!
I am totally amazed by God. His ways totally surpass mine, and His plans are always different from anything I could have ever imagined!