Here is a sermon from Roger that was filmed this winter during The Academy of Preacher's Festival of Young Preachers. A time in which young ministers(male and female) get together to learn from one another, encourage one another and inspire one another. I personally think this festival is amazing because being a minister or a minister's spouse comes with its share of hardships and criticisms. It is nice to gather amongst those who see their call to ministry within the church. Sharing stories of failure, hardship and also bliss and success is often times the only thing that gets you through the mud that tends to appear during times of transition, conflict and stress. I mean, who couldn't use a little pat on the back from someone who has been in your exact situation? I know I always welcome it!
Roger is now, at the age of 26, a senior minister of a growing Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Church. He will receive his Master of Divinity (a 90 hr program) with in the next year and a half.
One of the most awesome things about our new church is that it is full of members that are former ministers, chaplains, missionaries and people who are so incredibly understanding when it comes to the life of a minister's family. We really feel like we have a whole community of support!
I put this up here for family and friends who have not been able to join us at church. So, here ya go.......