"Besides who knows but that you have come to this position for such a time as this?" Esther 4:14b
One of my favorite stories in the Bible is about Queen Esther. She was a young, poor, orphaned Jewish girl who was a captive of Persia. Persia had conquered Israel and taken captive many of its people and transported them to the Persian capital of Susa (Iraq).
The King of Persia had set aside his wife because of disobedience. He then held a beauty contest and invited women from all across the kingdom to participate.
Esther was picked as one of the finalists and eventually chosen to be the new queen. What a “rags to riches” story. It would be a good story if it ended there, but there was a very important reason why God allowed Esther to become the Queen of Persia.
Later on a plan was conceived by a wicked man named Haman to kill all the Jews in Persia. Esther’s cousin, Mordecai, finds out about the plan and goes to his cousin, the queen, seeking help. Esther protested and said she cannot go into the presence of the king without being summoned by him; to enter uninvited meant death.
Mordecai reminds her that it could be she was put in this position by God so that she might help. It’s a great reminder that God gives us our position in life and He expects us to use them to do His will. How can you use your position to do His will?
We had a great day of worship and praise last Sunday. God continues to bring many new faces and families into our church services. Take some time and meet and greet these folks. Sit with them and invite them to Bible study. It will make a difference in their lives and yours.
The Personnel Committee is ready to bring a recommendation to the church family in the area of Family Ministry. We have talked a lot about Family Ministry the last eight months and the Committee was very pleased with the number of surveys you returned on this subject. A couple of things you mentioned in the survey were very noteworthy.You questioned if this position should be full time and you asked if some of this work was already being done by current staff. After much prayer and study, the Personnel Committee agreed that the Family Ministry position did not have to be full time and there is a staff person already doing some of these things.
At the business meeting on November 10, the Personnel Committee will bring a motion that the job description of Kathy Scott be amended to include the duties of family ministry. Kathy is currently our Coordinator of Children’s Ministries and her title would be changed to Director of Children and Family Ministry if the church approves the change.
With these added duties, the Committee would be recommending that Kathy move from a part-time position to a full-time position on the ministerial staff. Compensation would be awarded according to her full-time status. A question and answer session will be held on November 3 at 4:30 p.m. in the Dining Room. Plan to come and discuss this important and exciting recommendation.
God continues to grow our church every day. Use your position to influence people for Jesus.
See you in church,