Hello Leaders of First Third Ministry!
I bring you greetings from the First Third Ministry Team! I - and we all – are in absolute wonder of how you made so many sacrifices, learning and adapting to be Church in new ways at breakneck speed these past 18 months. The team’s aim over this COVID time was to support and empower you in your ministry and relationships with the families, youth and young adults in your settings. Moving into re-entry and summer months, the hope is that First Third Ministry can continue to assist you in worship and program planning, give you opportunities to connect with fellow ministry leaders, and create a space for ministry innovation and leadership develop.
You are warmly encouraged to be part of the series of Ministry Leadership Circles the First Third Ministry offers
You may also be interested in the summer Tech Tools and Testimony sessions being offered by LeaderShift, as a way in to what the hybrid/ in-person/ online/ integrated way of leading groups and worship might look like for you.
I have to admit that I’m approaching the summer months with mixed emotions. On the one hand, I am relieved and excited that restrictions are beginning to ease as more people get vaccines and our case numbers continue to trend in the right direction. On the other hand, I am feeling a combination of fatigue and caution, as so much of our shared COVID-19 experience has been filled with the anxieties of only being able to plan from one health update to the next. After leading and attending Zoom meetings that must be now stretching in to the triple digits, and seeing so many ministry leaders from coast to coast with such Zoom fatigue, my one true wish is that I could treat you all to a day at a spa! You deserve it.
Chris Mah Poy