This is not MY ministry!

A Note from the National Director, Calvin Landrus

If you know me personally, you know that the phrase “Constant Calvin” goes a long way in describing who I am.  I’m patient, with an ever-steady, positive attitude.  Not much ticks me off! 

But one of the things that sets me off is when a member writes and says, “It’s great seeing how YOUR ministry is doing.”  I want to scream, “It’s not MY ministry.”

Now, I realize that since I’m out in front and most of the content and direction comes from my desk, I can easily understand that being one’s outlook.  My screaming is more directed at myself because I question and ponder how I could do a better job of communicating that SRCFC is OUR ministry.

Well, this short note is an attempt to do that. First and foremost, (and the true but the typical spiritually-sounding thing to say is), SRCFC belongs to Jesus.  That is so true but doesn’t relieve us of the fact that someone has to make the rubber meet the road. That someone is you!  SRCFC belongs to every Christian climber who desires that at least one climber in their life comes to Christ.  I just have the awesome privilege and responsibility to add value to you as a Christian climber with the desire for outreach.

My prayer in all this is like that of the Apostle Paul for his friend and fellow worker in Philemon 1:6 (ESV): “I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective for the full knowledge of every good thing that is in us for Christ’s service.”  It’s easy to be intimidated by the thought that we are ordinary climbers given the extraordinary task of showing the love of Christ to climbers. 

But we are not in this alone, you and I and all those connected to SRCFC are partners.  As believers, we are called to work together to build His kingdom.  Please always know that this is OUR ministry.  Because without everyone’s involvement in prayer, encouragement, participation and giving, SRCFC would cease to exist.  With everyone’s involvement OUR ministry will be effective beyond our wildest dreams!

Thanks for Participating!    

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