In a great post on the importance of rural ministry, Jared Wilson quotes Keller with this nugget: “Wherever you serve, put your roots down, become a member of the community and do your ministry with all your heart and might. If God opens the door to go somewhere else, fine and good. But don’t go to such places looking at them only as training grounds for ‘real ministry.’”
While the point is about serving in a rural context it certainly applies to those of us running a smaller ministry in the ‘metropolitan’ of a large church. I want to be rooted where the Lord has me. Without an emphasis on the next step or next pulpit. It is a good word.
Read the whole post here.