April 24, 2009

Reflections on Ministry at FBC Monroe City

Positives

  • Focus on teaching
  • Attempt at expository preaching to students
  • Attempt to teach sound doctrine
  • Relationships with students
  • Was willing to consider and explore new ideas (within parameters)
  • Had expectations for students
    • Wanted them to take the time seriously
    • Wanted them to grow in the knowledge and understanding of Christ

Negatives

  • Lack of experience
  • Became bitter and critical
  • Lack of direction
  • (Beth) had hard time connecting with students
  • Teaching
    • Expected too much of students
      • Intellectually
      • Spiritually
    • Not disciplined enough in preparation
    • Over ambitious
    • My inability to bridge gap between text and teenage life
    • Not always able to communicate my own fallen-ness
  • At times too rigid
  • At times too lax
  • Didn't attend to my own spirituality
  • Left the church in a bad manor

1 comment:

  1. David,

    It takes a great deal of insight and humility to reflect on immaturity without rejoicing in maturity--or to rejoice in maturity and still admit immaturity. Great job! This shows considerable growth.

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