I wasn’t sure I could actually do it. I absolutely knew I couldn’t do it alone. I had signed up for the Jesse James 100-mile bike ride in Northfield, Minnesota, last fall. As a bit of doubt began to creep in, but my desire remained high, I asked a friend to go with me.
Actually, I recruited him to ride ahead of me so that I could draft behind him for most of those miles. It’s a well-known fact in cycling that it takes 40% less energy if you draft behind another rider. With his strength, help and encouragement, I made it to the finish line.
Find Your Fit: Draft Behind an Experienced Volunteer
This is a principle that applies to you and your ministry in our faith family. Often we can feel a nudge from God to step into new territory: to serve, to volunteer, to teach. We want to stretch our faith toward a new challenge, but it seems daunting or maybe intimidating.
However, this new challenge becomes not only doable but also enjoyable when we “draft” behind someone else. We can serve alongside a teammate, learn from them, draft off their experience and energy, and find ourselves well down the road toward a new joy in serving.
We have a tailor-made opportunity for you to try this. On March 14 and 15 we are hosting Find Your Fit. It’s a chance to draft behind another servant to see how you can serve the Lord and his people without taking on the whole task by yourself.
What you will find is this: not only will ministry to others of all ages be accomplished, but you will also discover the joy of being linked with another servant in the great satisfaction of serving the Lord. We are always better, more enduring, and joyful together!
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