Martha Metzler

Doing Ministry Without a Collar

Parishioner Martha Metzler will present a four-part class, Doing Ministry Without a Collar, at 10:15 a.m. on September 16, 23, 30 and October 7 in the chapel.

Because we are baptized Christians, we are all ministers, whether ordained or not. Counselor and lay minister Martha Metzler will lead this four-week seminar as a bridge to our individual pursuits of God’s calling, using the characters of the Bible as images of diverse ministry. Come and develop your own deeper understanding of how you might see yourself as a minister without a collar.

The Tentmakers. The September 16 class, The Tentmakers will explore Priscilla, Aquila and Paul and how they had a “day job” as tentmakers but became the hands and feet of Jesus as they served their communities. The class will consider who they were and the call for all to serve the Lord, even if the only robe we wear is our bathrobe!

The Businessmen and Businesswomen. The September 23 class will consider Lydia, James, John, Abraham and Solomon as entrepreneurs who were successful in business and who opened their homes and devoted time to God’s people. The class will discuss their impact on God’s ministry and how our own local community leaders have seen a need and made an impact in the name of Jesus.

The Mamas and the Papas. Parents and parenting are the topic of the September 30 class focused different parents in Scripture, what the Bible says about the ministry of parenthood and how each parent’s role as a mother or father is an act of ministry every day.

The Broken Heart with Action. On October 7, the class will explore what breaks our hearts and then figure out an action plan. Glennon Doyle once said, “Find what breaks your heart and that will be your purpose.” This last session will be a time of empowerment, purpose and seeking out opportunities for ministry without a collar.