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This life is the most beautiful mess I've ever seen...
It's all life. Anything and everything that people do is life, and life tends to get messy. Why? Because people are messy. Sinful. Our sin - our mess - has broken the world. Messes aren't pretty, but there is always good to be found in the ashes. Why? Because God loves us in the midst of our mess, and He is the bringer of our spotless beauty.
Christ's sacrifice not only covers our sin and cleans up our mess, but it also makes us daily recipients of His pure, unending grace, and we all need it. The more we learn about this gift of pure grace, the more we understand just how much we need it - to receive that grace and give it to others. And so, that's my philosophy of ministry: Get grace. Give grace.
dce: director of christian education
The ministry of a DCE focuses on service - helping others get what they need by following the most basic command: love God, love people. Within the church, that can look like a lot of things. However, no matter which way you spin it, a DCE is just another messy person, forgiven and free, present and steadfast, who helps other messy people live life with Christ.
Connecting to the "realness" of real life is all part of the job which DCEs are called into. And, even more than that - we don't just help people live life. We live it right along with them. That goes for all of life...the good, the bad, and the messy. Why? Because it's in the midst of the mess that we tend catch the clearest picture of Who Christ is.
Get grace. Give grace.
“For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, 'Do not fear, I will help you.'”
— Isaiah 41:13