Thursday, January 13, 2011


At this very moment I am meeting with the moms in my church group, "Mom Time".  Yep, right now.  Okay, well not while I write this blog, but while it's posting to my site.

If you remember, a week ago at our meeting, we took spiritual gifts tests and I felt challenged about being responsible to actually be using my gifts.  Randy and I are still working out exactly what that means in light of my call to ministry and our current family situation.  We're getting an idea about what it means, but we're not fully there yet, so I'm not telling you where I think we're headed!

What I want to share is actually about another challenge that was put forth to the group: What can we do as a group to minister in the church/community?  Hmm, I spent some time on this today and I really think it would be a good thing for the church or our mom group to offer monthly service projects designed for families.  So here I am, getting ready to meet with these moms and I don't have a clue what kind of service projects for the church or community would be great for our group.  I do know, however, that this is one area that my gifts of administration, service, and leadership are about to get pulled in to play.

Please leave me comments on my blog with ideas about Family Service Projects (FSP) that we might be able to do with 4-40 people of all ages, once a month, once a year, weekly, whatever.  What kinds of service projects have you done with your family?  What would you like to do?  What do you wish someone would do in your community?


  1. shoveling snow, raking leaves, washing windows of cars at gas stations, baking cookies, playing with kids at the park...

  2. one thing a church in town does is "date day/night"... not that i've ever taken part in it, but it seems like a cool idea. a group of ladies in the church offer their services to watch kids so that couples can take 3 others or so to love each other :) sounds good to me :)