Last week, Robyn B Ministries was one of the sponsors for the NW Ministry Conference in the Seattle area. There were about 2500 attendees with many different ministries represented. Since this was our first conference exhibit experience, we didn’t know what to expect, but we had high expectations.
We were looking forward to networking with others who were passionate about ministry and had new and exciting things to share. The venue was huge and we could see it took a lot of organization to put this event together. When we arrived, there was a lot of hustle and bustle as people unloaded their vehicles filled with banners, books, CDs, basketball hoops, stereo systems, flatscreens, etc. “Wow! This is going to be good!”
There were booths representing camps, sports ministries, children’s ministries, exciting teen ministries, church builders and contractors, worship bands, and even custodial cleaning supplies. Everyone was going in different directions as we all set up.
At 8:30 the next morning, we all met in the gigantic sanctuary and sat in soft seats. There were three big screens and we sat in anticipation of the opening session. From the beginning of that session to the end, we could see how the Lord had called all of us to minister to the families in our communities; places such as Washington, Missouri, Hawaii, Korea, Oregon, Texas, North Carolina and on and on.
We worshiped together and lifted our voices to the One who called us. We heard from various ministries and what they had to offer, we prayed together and greeted one another and as we left, I felt such a sense of unity in this inspiring group of people.
So many times, ministries compete with one another, gossip about one another, and give the enemy a foothold. As a Body of believers, we are to live in unity and serve together. We may go to different churches of different denominations, but the purpose should be the same….to give 100% to bring others to Christ and minister as He calls us to. After all, my sister and I live in different houses, but we are still sisters. Get it?
“…live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit – just as you were called to one hope when you were called…one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of al, who is over all and through all and in all.” Ephesians 4:1-6 This is what I saw at the NW Ministry Conference last month and how we at Robyn B Ministries choose to serve our Lord with others.
Let’s work together as His children to reach the hurting in our community. Let’s find the eternal value together and give 100%! Are you with me?