When People Just Don’t Get It


Most times, it is fun selling items on Craigslist. However, other times, you try and sell an item to have the only response be repeated offers to ship the item to a foreign country. They even offer to pay more than the cost of the item. It is a scam. Do no pass go, do not collect $200. No matter how many times you tell them no, they just keep trying with a different name, email, or phone number.

In church, we can encounter the same situations. It may be that someone is pushing an agenda. It may be someone that truly doesn’t understand what your ministry involves. It is very important to respond to both scenarios with grace. You may get asked the same question over and over again about something which you have no responsibility or control. Continue to respond with grace.


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Brent Lacy

Youth Pastor. Web Designer. Homeschool Dad. Former Child Abuse Investigator. IT Technician. Writer. Lock-in Survivor. Rural Ministry Advocate. These all describe the experiences and stories that are part of Brent Lacy’s time in ministry. Brent grew up on 160 acres of corn, soybeans and cattle in Southern Illinois. He is currently a Rural Ministry Specialist with National Network of Youth Ministry (NNYM), based in Rockville, Indiana where he lives with his beautiful wife and three awesome kids in the Covered Bridge Capital of the World! His book "Rural Youth Ministry: Thrive Where You're Planted" is available at SimplyYouthMinistry.com and on the Kindle Store.

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