Will I know how to work it?

Bike

Bike

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.

About localpreacherforkliftdriver

I am currently a Methodist Minister in the Huddersfield Circuit with pasoral charge of Hade edge, Scholes, Parkwood and Bradley churches. Views are my own.
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One Response to Will I know how to work it?

  1. debs brazier says:

    Jo,

    The learning curve will indeed be steep and lots of things will not end up looking at all like they do in your head right now. But have no fear, you will learn and in many ways it is very much like learning to ride a bike. You get to take your stabilisers off in September and go off pedalling on your own but I’m sure that you will be aware of a hand on the saddle, just keeping you on the right track while you pedal.

    Take your time, don’t rush to be a confident rider, it will come in time. The hand on the saddle will help you through the wobbly times and steer you back on course when you’re heading off down the wrong path. Be glad you can spend the first few months gently pedalling round, getting to know the local scenery. Take a notebook to scribble down names, ideas and thoughts as they come to you but don’t feel you need to go everywhere and see everything until you’re a bit more confident in the saddle.

    And don’t be afraid to get off the bike and have a rest when you need to. No cycling on your days off!

    I think you’re going to be a fantastic minister and wish you a joyful transition from stabilisers to BMX bandit 🙂

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