Because we invite people to be vulnerable, both individually and as a community, we are different than any other place. No school, no agency, no profession, not even all families live in this reality. It can be overwhelming to negotiate all of that as a leader and not let ourselves get in the way of what God is doing in and among the individuals and the community. It requires listening deeply to not only the people but also the Holy Spirit.
Being called to work in the church is an honor. It is also the hardest job I have ever had. Many evenings I come home exhausted and yet...I can't wait to go back the next day and imagine more ways for people share and to grow in their faith.