Do you have friends who you look forward to spending time with because they are just. so. much. FUN? Heather is one of those people in my life. I know whenever we get together the ideas will be exploding like confetti and laughter will punctuate our conversation. She is the discipleship pastor at the National Community Church in D.C. – one of the most vibrant and innovative faith communities I know. Heather has also written two books, Community is Messy (about small group ministry) and Amazed and Confused (about Habbakuk). You should check them out!
I don’t think there was one catalytic moment; it was just a slow process of recognizing the way that God was working in my life and taking note of where I was feeling most fulfilled, seeing the most fruit, and having the most fun. I was captivated by 2 Timothy 2:2, realizing that the only investments we can make that truly last are the investments we make in other people. Growing people grow people. I’d rather grow people than manage programs.
2. Can you tell about an experience you have had with someone who built into you and what you learned from it? Continue reading