Traveling in Ministry
Traveling in Ministry is like physical traveling: we must
know where we are,
know where we’re going,
know how to get there, and then
take the trip.
If we don’t know where we are we don’t know whether we should be there or not.
If we know where we are but don’t know where we’re going we don’t have any basis for making decisions.
If we know where we are and know where we’re going but don’t know how to get there we are frustrated.
When we know how to get there we must take the trip to determine if our plans will work.
Once we have implemented our plans we go back to know where we are now to continue the process.
Counseling also requires that we identify where people are, have an agreed upon understanding of what they want to become, and know how to help them take the trip to get there. We help others change.
Destinations can, of course, change—particularly as we trust God to guide us. But it is only when we know what we are trying to accomplish that we have a basis for making decisions.
to travel in ministry