We were all required to work 20 hours a week, study the Bible 20 hours a week as a requirement to lead an area of the campus. So if we were involved in ministry at the campus for 20 – 30 hours each week we were putting in about 60 to 70 hours a week for those two years. Sometimes more.
It happened again today.
I mentioned in the earlier post that two of those men are in the Tuesday morning study. We met this morning over Hebrews 5:11 – 6:20. There was significant disagreement on a number of issues in the text. We meet on GoToMeeting and the conversation at times was at a high level, volume wise. At one point I had to ask forgiveness of the group for something I said.
After the call, Jenny stuck her head into my office and asked, “Are you still friends?” Oh yeah. There are few people in this world with whom I can share at that level, intellectually, spiritually, and volume. We have beat on each other for years. Challenging each other’s thinking. Challenging each other’s ministry decisions. It has been rich. It has been an anchor of sorts.
I urge you to develop these types of relationships. Pay whatever price you have to pay to maintain them.