So, a new chapter of my life has begun this year. I was asked to be part of the 'singles servant team', which is a group of several people in my church fellowship who organize, direct, lead, serve us. Our goal is to help make the people who gather for sunday school into a body of believers who develop relationships, grow closer to God together, and serve together. My specific role is in the socials area.
This morning the new team for the year had its first meeting. We met at the home of the Seatons, as Scott is our head. Chris and Scott are both really wonderful about wanting to get themselves connected in the lives of singles at church, and one way they are doing this is to open their home for the servant team to meet.
Being the sort of person that likes to talk about direction and philosophy, and argue with the status quo, it is really exciting for me to be on this team. We are getting to talk about the way things run, the ideas behind what we do, and we're shaking things up a bit.
I'm really excited about the new ideas that we talked out this morning. One neat thing is our desire to steer the fellowship toward fostering deeper conversations so that we challenge one another in the faith. We also talked about how we want to see each of our jobs on the servant team as connected -- so that we don't segregate service events from social events, but realize that through any event, we have opportunities to serve, to draw in others, to make friends, to challenging and be challenged.
So I'm working with Courtney and Brian to plan social events for the year, and we make a fun little committee. Courtney, a dear friend, is a high school English teacher who says that if she wasn't a teacher she would like to be a party planner. So, her detail and organization skills will come in handy.
This is a really neat opportunity for me to serve and to take ownership of the community I have at church. It's also neat that I get to know this group of 11 people better.