Expectations & how to cope with them.

Carmen - posted on 06/30/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )




Hello fellow Moms in ministry. By the grace of God I'm an ordained minister of the Spanish Eastern District of the Assemblies of God. Simply to say that I serve a community of faith in Elizabeth, New Jersey along with the senior pastor, my husband, and I also work full-time as a school teacher.

We've been pastoring since July of 2004. The best inspiration for my calling was attending the Global Pastor's Wives conferences in January of 2005. I was so blessed by the conferences, the fellowship, and the tons of books that I purchased regarding Pastor's wives and the matters concerning expectations. The most influential books so far have been "She doesn't even play the piano", and "Being a Pastor's wife and being myself.".

Hope these few words encourage some of you to head the call that God has placed in your husband's life, as well as yours. By the grace of God we are a vital part of our husband's ministry.

Be encoiuraged!

aka, Pastor Carmen


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Megan - posted on 09/10/2009




Thanks Carmen, what wonderful encouragement for us all! Can't wait to look into those books.

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Hi Carmen,

Thanks for your post! I didn't read it until tonight (July 4th) but it was just in God's timing...came just at the right time. I was starting to feel so stressed out tonight thinking about all of the expectations there are. I think I have more expectations of myself than our congregation does for me.

Anyway, your post seems directed right to me (but I'm sure to many others, too.) I speak Spanish and have been contemplating some kind of hispanic ministry here in our small town...we began ministry here in July of 2004.

I think I need to check out the books you mentioned and pray about God's plan for me - not just worry about all of the possibilities/obligations out there. I look forward to talking with you some more!



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