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These past weeks continue my reflection on what it truly means to be doing Ministry; who it is intended for; and how to continue to engage in deeper ways.
The funny one on my mind after this past weekend is... Who is is for? The word "Youth Ministry" is thrown around so much, but as I interact with people of different nationalities, financial backgrounds, and different geographic locations, it dawns on me how much of an injustice it is when we focus on "Youth" without focusing on the whole family and the larger community/society.
This has led me to ask some deeper questions in observing where it is truly God is leading me . . . I have been researching some further History of the church and just what it means in being the "Laity". Questions like - What is our role? - and - How do we contribute? Among many others.
The truth is, even the concept of "Lay ministry" is very new in our 2,000 + year history as a church, and to be able to work in the church on this level without being clergy is only from my parents generation to me.
I am growing deeper in knowing what this means, and all I can say is this . . . I believe that this is so much larger than teens and young adults. This past weekend in 3 days I presented 3 different topics, in 3 different parts of New York City, with 3 completely different age groups, elementary, middle school, and above the age of 40 (some up in their 70's). The truth is, we need to engage the entire family, and be more inter-generational as well as multi-cultural. I have seen it at work, and in the field, in a way that engages all.
Pray with me. As we continue to transform our world for Christ... Connecting all lay persons.
- The Symbol
- All is Love
The Symbol's MUSIC :
These are my thoughts . . . My Beliefs . . . My Actions . . . Everything I do. This is the documentation of my quest towards creating more unity in the community by authentic #LOVE.
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But now, as I have matured in my understanding as "The Symbol" and no longer Brandon Feel-X Morel you can continue my journey with me here.
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