I was musing with colleagues this morning about offloading some of the extraneous aspects of ministry so that I can be engaged in what really matters. As I shared the things that helped me to feel fulfilled in ministry, it came down to relationships - meeting folk in their homes or in the community. Supporting folk through crises, ill health and bereavement. Celebrating worship. Being visible and accessible. Equipping and releasing others to engage in mission.
One colleague pointed out that I was, in fact, eschewing a very traditional view of ministry. So be it. Amen.