Every sport has different season, there is off-season, preseason, regular season and then postseason. Ministry has those same things they just get jumbled together at different times. The off-season overlaps with regular season of ministry of a different kind. Next week we begin to kickoff this Summer Season with our Youth Ministry headed to Super Summer @OBU in Shawnee, OK. The week after we will call our youth into service as they help lead in Vacation Bible School. Our Youth have been in Preseason mode since April, praying and inviting their friends to attend Falls Creek in July and completing our postseason with our Church Mission Trip
All summer long as we grow our students in this season it is training them in the Preseason for us to send them back to school in August. All these “Seasons” of ministry are growing opportunities for us as a church family to disciple them into disciple-makers, building on the foundation that Christ gave them upon their salvation. Discipleship is a marathon, not a 40 yard dash, in season and out of season.
2 Timothy 4:1-2 – I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. (ESV)