This picture was taken at my full-time church after Pastor Joe had formally presented my Certified Ministry Assistant Certificate to me.
It was official. I was now a ministry assistant. No longer a church secretary but an assistant. Of course, a secretary is an assistant, a helper, really, a jack-of-all-trades.
I had recently received a week of training in Nashville, TN, and had aced the test that Lifeway gave me. It was an awesome week and I loved interacting with all the other church secretaries who attended. (If only I had known about twitter back then!)
Our instructors had done a fabulous job of building up each secretary there and reminding us that our administerial gifts were actually from God:
1 Corinthians 12:27-29 English Standard Version (ESV)
I came back to the office with a renewed sense of purpose and dedication.
Everyone needs to go to a conference or training once in awhile. You find out new ways of doing things ... and you find out you are not alone!
This post was written in response to Writer's Workshop prompt 3.) Open your picture folders, close your eyes and pick a random photo to share and write about. I did just that and my picture taken after I was certified in 2006 came up. If you'd like to read other zany writers, visit Kathy's blog, Mama's Losin' It, to view the links.