About 2 years ago, I stepped out of Youth/College ministry to become a Army Chaplain. I have to admit from time to time, I truly long for the local church. The fellowship of gathering together with believers of like-denominational thinking, even though the SBC is quite a motley of 'like-thinkers'. In addition, just having a good heart felt conversation with people who are much older. ((In case you didn't know, there are few people in the Army over 45 years old,...if they are they are Colonels or Sergeants Majors.)
With my desires to participate in the local church, while still being a Army Chaplain, I didn't know how I would be able to serve. Just recently, Lifeway, the SBC Publisher for Sunday School material contacted me to write a brief commentary on one of their upcoming Sunday School units. I know its not a book or a life change autobiography, but I feel God truly gave this opportunity to encourage me.
Now, the excitement begins. I have about 4 passages of Scripture, I get to legitimately tear to pieces and pour myself over in order to prayerfully give some insight to teachers. I am not looking for a Pulitzer, but I am praying that first God would be honored, that Christ would be clearly seen, and that some teacher would be encouraged to convey the Scriptures with passion.
Pray for me. I hope this is a way I can provide something back to the local church.