Grandma’s Homebaked Ministry Tips

Today just rocked. It was a non-stop pure adrenaline joy ride.

The main feature?

Lunch with my mom-in-law, Margie.

This woman is so full of wisdom it was excellent simply to spend a few hours together talking life and ministry. Here are a few of the highlights:

  • The church needs to be intergenerationally focused. We can’t ignore a different age group simply because it’s convenient
  • The church needs to reach beyond it’s “family” focus and minster to singles as well. Especially single mothers, divorcee’s and women who’s husbands don’t participate. They are often left out.
  • The best ministry is simply showing people that you care about them with out an agenda.
  • God has a purpose for you in the context you are in. You don’t need to go somewhere else to serve Jesus. You are called to serve everywhere you go.
  • Grandmothers are a vital part of your child’s development
  • People come in diverse personalities. Some are full or engery and others are great accomplishers. Some are peacemakers and others have great analytical strength. God can use them all.
  • Choleric Sanguines or “task oriented fun lovers,” (my temperament) make the best worship leaders. Margie told me so 🙂

There was tons of other great stuff. Man when you get two talkers together it goes on forever.

So seriously, call up someone older than you with more life-experience and go and hang out with them today.

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10 Responses to “Grandma’s Homebaked Ministry Tips”


  1. 1 Sarah Chia September 14, 2007 at 6:09 am

    Good old mom. (accent on the OLD…heheh…) I’m glad you guys had a good time.

  2. 2 tam September 14, 2007 at 8:01 am

    I think it’s great you and your mom-in-law can hang out like that. It’s rare…more so for daughter and mom-in-laws though. Glad you can do that!! Very cool!

  3. 3 Heidi September 14, 2007 at 8:20 pm

    God has a purpose for you in the context you are in. You don’t need to go somewhere else to serve Jesus. You are called to serve everywhere you go.

    Can I use this for a talk I’m doing for the women’s ministry at our church? It’s on finding your purpose.

    Isn’t fun being a chloeric Sanguine? I love it!!

  4. 4 Laura Anne September 15, 2007 at 4:43 am

    I would like to say ‘Hallelujah, Amen Sister!’ to your Mum Sarah!!!

  5. 5 mandythompson September 15, 2007 at 6:03 pm

    i’m stuck on #1.
    amen granny!!!!!

  6. 6 Maria September 17, 2007 at 2:55 pm

    I think what I love most about this post is the fact that you are so receptive to your M-I-L’s teaching and wisdom, generationally and positionally speaking. And what I wouldn’t give to have a woman in my life who advanced this…. “minister to singles as well. Especially single mothers, divorcee’s and…” It’s true…we are a breed ouside the regular “family.”

    What a blessing God has given you!! And her, you!! 🙂

  7. 7 Duncan McFadzean September 23, 2007 at 7:09 am

    Good shout Billy, thanks for the reminder.

  8. 8 Al Sr. September 25, 2007 at 12:29 pm

    Way to go, excellent information, Margie Rules!!!! TU Bill


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