Ladies!!! I have a new ministry opportunity for you. Now I know that many of you are stretched beyond your limits. Some of you sing on the praise team. Others of you teach children's classes. Some of you are already involved in the Prayer Ministry, Food Pantry, Ladies' Bible classes, Ladies' Ministry, chaperoning youth trips, serving on the decorating committee, the Missions Forum, the Evangelism committee, Children's Church, etc. We KNOW you are busy. But this is a new ministry opportunity and we are really excited about it!!!
The good news about this ministry opportunity is that you will not have to spend gas money traveling back and forth to the church building. That's right! You can work from home. The hours are flexible, but long. We know you aren't worried about working long hours though, because you already work long hours in your other ministry commitments.
Here is what we need you to do: we need women willing to serve their husbands by being his helper. We need you to keep the home, watch over the affairs of your household, and not eat the bread of idleness. We need you to train your children, teach them about the Lord, and see that they grow into godly young men and women. We need you to submit to your husband as to the Lord. Oh, sorry. For those of you who don't quite have this new lingo down yet....your husband is like the chairperson on this new committee you will be serving on that is called your family.
There will not be an awards banquet to thank you for your faithful service at the end of the year. You will not be in front of people getting praise and attention for your "talents." You will be more a "behind the scenes" ministry partner. Oh. That doesn't appeal to you? You don't want to waste your gifts on menial labor? Your children are older now so you can do things that fulfill you...er...serve the Lord? Your husband doesn't need help because after all, he's an adult? I'm sorry to hear that. I was so hoping that some of you would step forward and serve in this new ministry.
You see, this ministry has been neglected for quite some time. While your husband went to a meeting, and you were at praise team practice, who was watching your kids? Oh, they were OK? But what about all the training they are missing out on? Am I keeping you from something? Your Ladies' tea is today? Where are your children? Oh, your husband is keeping them so you can go. Well, maybe next time.
Will anyone choose to serve in this new ministry?