Being a ministry wife is a vocation without a job description. So often, we know exactly what our husband’s roles will be within the church, but are uncertain about how we should be operating daily in our ministry roles. Tara Dew, Director of Thrive, a training program for ministry wives at New Orleans Seminary, joins me today to discuss the importance of being a lifelong learner and the joy that comes from learning to thrive.
- If God is encouraging you to pursue training, trust Him, even if you don’t know what the end result will be.
- Dedicate yourself to being a lifelong learner: utilize resources that help you thrive in the ministry God placed you.
- You are gifted and indispensable, essential to the work of the church.
“I believe wholeheartedly that if we can encourage and equip ministry wives, then they’re going to help encourage their husbands, and their husbands will stay in ministry and the churches will stay as lighthouses in their communities.”
“You never know what God will do, so just trust Him in the process. If He is encouraging you to study or pursue something, trust Him. Even if you don’t know what the end result would be. So often we just need to be reminded that God is doing a work in us. We just need to be faithful to do what He’s called us to do. In His time, He makes it all make sense. He is writing this amazing story for our lives that we never, ever dreamed.”
“God loves you. God knows every part of your past. He knows every insecurity and weakness that you have, but He loves you. He doesn’t make mistakes. He didn’t make a mistake to call you and your husband together. He did not make a mistake in calling you to serve a local church. He knows exactly who you are. He sees exactly who you are and He loves you.”
LINKS FROM THE SHOW
Thrive and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Delighting in the Trinity
Jen Wilkin’s Books
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