It’s official… I am in full-time ministry… yep I said it. Believe it or not, I am here.
You see, I was working part-time for Southeastern Seminary up until a few days ago. They always said it was my “ministry.” A few weeks ago my wife and I decided it was time for me to find a full-time job, with better pay and benefits.
At Southeastern I was completely surrounded by Christians. My job was to ‘minister’ to them. I did so by making sure their email worked and that they could check their grades online. I wonder how many crowns I am going to get in Heaven for that two years of work… err… ministry.
As of yesterday, I started working for a different company. My job here is to test BIOS code on varying servers. But I have the added benefit of being able to minister to my co-workers, who come from varying faiths and backgrounds). You see, I can talk with them, develop relationships with them, find out who they are, and what they need.
In my eyes, I am in full-time ministry, not because I am working some 40-hour-paid-position for the Church, not even because I am a full-time employee but because I have placed myself in different positions that allow me to minister to both Christians and non-Christians. Much more so than I was able to do before.
Perhaps that is what real full-time ministry is. What do you think?