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Sweet Spot

Posted by Laurinda Kwiatkowski on

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I, send me.”
-Isaiah 6:8  


I think that perhaps one of my favorite things about being in ministry is that I have had the opportunity to participate in every ministry area of the church at one point or another. When reality comes pounding on the door, I can be honest and say that some areas weren’t really where I found my greatest gifting or joy. Some areas brought opportunities to use the gifts God gave me and experience joy and some areas….well…some areas of ministry were the places where I knew God had poured out the greatest gifts and joy for me. Those are the sweet, sweet spots in ministry where we know we are being given the beautiful gift of ministry opportunity and calling.

 University is a place that makes great efforts to help people find that sweet spot in ministry. That place where God has clearly best gifted a person and called them to live into those gifts. When I first said yes to being in ministry, I read a book and there was an amazing quote in that book that I shall always remember; “God calls us to those places where our greatest gifts and the world’s greatest needs collide.” What a beautiful collision that is…a sweet spot, if you will.

I have had lots of opportunities to visit with Taylor Mooney and I can tell you that we are excited to let you know that she will be making a staff transition on May 15. Taylor will be our new Director of Missions at University. A sweet, sweet spot for Taylor. Here is a quote that Taylor shared with me about this transition: 

“When I was in middle school, I became very passionate about injustices in the world and how to bring God’s glory and justice into the midst of them. This passion influenced all of my education/career moves and I am excited to see the way God continues to call me into that.”

If you know Taylor, I’m sure you join us in the excitement about this transition and I invite all of you to pray for Taylor as she continues to be obedient and faithful to the call God has on her life.



Pastor Laurinda 


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