For the last five years, I have been a part of leadership at TrueNorth Church. Whether as a volunteer or staff member, I usually end up at the meeting table with other leaders. When we meet together and share stories, it is quite often that someone will break down in tears: Tears of sadness because people that we know and love are hurting. Tears of hope for those who need physical healing. Tears of compassion for those who are less fortunate. Tears of desperation for reaching lost people in our community and the entire world.
And while hearing those stories are essential to doing ministry, we are always excited when we can experience tears of joy because we hear of someone who finally "gets it" as they dedicate their lives to Christ. Or when a person overcomes their sin addiction. Or when someone begins using their talents to serve others. The list goes on and on.
Stories of life change always energize our staff and leaders and remind us that God continues to change lives through TrueNorth Church. So keep those stories coming! You have no idea how much we need to hear them.
We will probably get choked up at the meeting table...as usual!