In my earlier life when I trained in art and design, I made a life size bike out of twigs and branches which were held together with string and glue. This may at first glance seem a strange subject to start a blog.
I don’t know if any of my fellow student ministers feel the same…
I know soon I will be heading into circuit as a probationary minister, where my life will dramatically change. I have an image in my mind of how that change may take place. I know the sort of things I will be doing, I know how that should look.
Like the bike I created out of wood looks like a bike, being the right shape and size, the only issue with it was that it didn’t function! Being glued together you could not physically ride on it. There is a little sense of this at the moment, I have an image of what being in ministry should look like… but will it work? will I know how to work it?
There will be a big learning curve from September, it is an exciting prospect but daunting at the same time… I know there will be plenty of help provided in the circuit and district to help this transition, if I don’t know how it works there will be people who do!
So for anyone who may be nervous about the road ahead, we will be shown the way for those times when we just don’t know how things work.