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So very good! What would your advice be to people who are told their gifts are lesser than that of others and therefore they are not best qualified to serve in the areas they feel called to? I have seen people very unfortuately marginalized because of the good but sometimes misplaced desire of churches to aim for excellence. I have been so blessed by the immense talents of others (in singing, for example), but know that there is not the same standard for worship and serving in God’s eyes. As long as hearts are in the right place, it is… Read more »

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I’m sorry you have experienced that- Great question! Not knowing your specific situation, I would hope and pray there is always room for conversations with leadership about ways that the body can use their gifts in areas they feel called. Maybe there is opportunity to start in a role within a ministry that allows you to be mentored and grow into larger roles. As a former Children’s Director, I would pair “new” teachers who felt called to teach with teachers who had been serving at least a full year (sometimes more) with the expressed purpose of mentoring and disciplining those… Read more »