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Pennsylvania man, church find purpose in Lay Ministry
When Craig Nagle and his wife Janet were approached about a Lay Minister’s License by their pastor, Bud Reedy, they were a little hesitant. But since they decided to take courses through The Discipleship Place, they’ve found a sense of validation for the work they were already doing at Bethel Church of the Nazarene in Kutztown, Pennsylvania.
Craig had been leading worship and mowing the lawns at Bethel Church of the Nazarene for a few years now, and Janet was the church treasurer. When Lead Co-pastor Bud Reedy approached him about possibly putting himself in a paid position for his current work, Reedy was surprised.
“They were really holding (the church) together,” Reedy said. “So I sat down to talk with him only to find out that the man had a master of divinity degree from Myerstown Evangelical Seminary.”
For some reason, Craig had never pursued the idea of being an ordained elder. So Reedy pitched Craig the idea of the Lay Ministers License. As Craig and Janet discussed whether or not it was something they wanted to do, Craig recalled a Bible study that affirmed to him the power of God to do great things even with small beginnings as twenty percent.
“I looked at my wife and said that we are two people,” Craig said. “And if the church has 12 people, twenty percent of that is us.”
Bethel Church of the Nazarene is as small as they said, averaging 12-14 people. A merger of leadership between them and Brookside Community Church of the Nazarene in nearby Macungie, Pennsylvania, has helped them stay afloat even when closure was a possibility.
But the Nagles have been there for a while now, helping to raise the church, now seeing it accomplish and do things that hadn’t been feasible since the 1980s; he says it’s because they have people who want to come and help minister with the church.
“But it’s not the old fashioned, ‘If you build it, they will come thing,’” Nagle said.
Reedy believes that the future of the church is dependent upon mobilizing lay ministers in the church and the community.
“I feel like it’s another leadership arrow that I have in my quiver,” Reedy said. “And I didn’t even know it was there.”
At a previous pastorate in Charlottesville, Virginia, Reedy had a church member come to him with an interest in getting involved in prison ministry. Reedy decided to turn him toward the track to a District Minister’s License through the Virginia District Ministry center.
But when the church member felt like it was not quite something he could conquer, he and Reedy changed courses. The man went on to receive his Lay Minister’s License and coupled it with a certificate from a prison ministry course to become a registered chaplain in the prison system.
Reedy called The Discipleship Place and the Lay Minister’s License, “one of the most underutilized resources in the Church of the Nazarene.”
“There are a lot of people who feel called, but they feel like they’re falling through the cracks,” Reedy said.
by Daniel Sperry for Nazarene News
Opportunities to Give and Serve
Mother's Of Preschoolers would like to thank everyone who volunteered, donated, and prayed for this ministy this session.
The last class before summer break will be May 17th.
We will resume in the fall!
Contact - Bonnie Strunk (480) 296-1831.
MOSAIC BOXING DAY!
Bring non-perishable boxed food to church for our LoveWorks ministry
Donations of clothes for infant to adult are currently being accepted.
Thank you so much, for your continued generosity of both time and resources.
Your gifts make a difference!
Contact Barbara Keeler: (520) 709-8925
Things we need: ➤Your Time ➤Diapers and pull ups in Newborn, 1,2,3,4,5 ➤Wipes ➤Baby Food (no formula) ➤Lotion ➤Your Monetary donation ➤Canned Food
💚Green Drop box in Foyer💚
You may always designate how you would like your offerings to be used for Mosaic Ministries besides our general fund. Here are some ministries in which you may want your offerings to go:
✎ LoveWorks ✎ Children's Ministry ✎ MOPs ✎ Prison Ministry
✎ Outreach ✎ Women's Ministry ✎ Facilities Upgrade Fund
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M O S A I C K I D S
This week's lesson is:
God takes care of you
Social Distancing Guidelines
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Thanks for respecting the guidelines and one another!