“Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10). In a world of quick fixes, we find ourselves wanting shorter wait times to see God working. We want, we want, we want—and it may be good things that we want. We desire to see an unsaved acquaintance coming to know Christ, visitors to our services committing to become church members, a previously immature Christian growing in faith, a group of new believers identifying with Christ in baptism, or a deacon board catching the big-vision picture! Dedicated pastors and ministry leaders have a desire to see the ministry develop that far exceeds the vision of their people. Times of waiting can be agonizing.

In this issue of Synergy, we offer these ministry ideas with the thought in mind that we can prompt others to grow spiritually and serve faithfully, but it is God Who works in His good time to bring the increase. Join us in praying that God will stretch our patience and faith during His wait times.

Serving with you,
John and Daria Greening