What is your ministry?
The main challenge is finding a specific ministry role in this regard. My interactions have been informal, up until now, with individual believers and unbelievers.
What do you hope to gain from participating?
I hope to benefit from the practical wisdom and experience of Christian leaders who have been and are applying Scripture to people’s lives in pastoral and counseling settings. I am hoping to sign up for one module of a Christian counseling course starting next spring. As I see it, the Year-Round Mentoring sessions will help me benefit from this course than I would otherwise, as it will provide an opportunity to share insights that I gain from the course with my mentor. This will help me address questions related to the course that I might not have thought about on my own.
What is your leadership role?
I have been invited to form a small discipleship group with some pastors and Christian leaders in Spain and to form other similar discipleship groups in and through my local church in Northeast Spain. The focus will be on helping people to deal with the aftermath of abuse. I have also been leading an English conversation meetup in a restaurant that belongs to the church. Most of the group members are not believers, but they have become friends with whom I quite often meet socially. This setting provides many opportunities for small group and individual evangelism and discipleship. I hope to develop this initiative further after the summer when the Covid restrictions will probably have been lifted or relieved.
Why should someone invest in your ministry?
I would like to develop Bible study material that will address real needs, show a good understanding of the cultural/philosophical/ ideological contexts in which people live and face challenges from day to day, and help them to see how Scripture points them towards answers to the questions they might be asking.