He is a perfect fit. She is a perfect fit. I am a perfect fit – for that job!!! Haven’t you felt that way before? I know I have – and do for the job/ministry I have right now with Scott.
Our dream is to see the perfect fit take place again and again in churches everywhere. When this takes place “the body of Christ builds itself up in love as each part does its work”.
The Human Body Begins with a Skeleton
Skeleton — the structure of bones that supports the body of a person or animal
A skeleton that supports people understanding how God wants to use them in the church would look something like the following:
- People realizing that God gives gifts to enable them to participate in his plan for a healthy church. “My friends, you asked me about spiritual gifts….The Spirit has given each of us a special way of serving others”. (I Corinthians 12:1 & 7)
- Gifts counselors identified and trained to help each person in the church discern his/her spiritual gifts and a place of service corresponding to their gifts.
- Ministries defined in light of the spiritual gifts needed for that ministry.
- A Ministry Coodinator in place to coordinate, train and oversee the process.
Hand in Glove Reality
The Baton Rouge Vineyard is in the process of constructing this skeleton. God has raised up Barbara Aguillard to be the Ministry Coordinator for the church. Barbara took the Gifts Counselor training we conducted before leaving Baton Rouge. When her gifts turned out to be a perfect match for the Ministry Coordinator, and when Pastor Jon Maurer approached her about filling that position — it was like a hand slipping into a perfectly fitting glove! As I have corresponded with Barbara, I see how excited she is about this responsibility and calling. She is putting in place the processes and people for the body of Christ to experience growing fulfillment as each one finds his/her “fit”.
CRM World Wide Staff Conference in July
Scott and I depart California in July for the return drive to Baton Rouge. We will be home three days before flying to Cancun, Mexico, for our CRM World Wide staff conference. The CRM staff from 32 countries get together every four years for fellowship, inspiration and learning. We look forward to reuniting with old friends and making new ones.
I will report on all of that in the next newsletter.
God bless and direct each of you,
Delores, for the two of us