A career of gospel ministry may include a variety of unreal expectations which can rob us of joy in life and ministry. In contrast, the promises of grace found under Christ’s cross can renew our depleted joy in these areas. Learn practical ways to daily maintain this joy in the the unity and diversity of our ministries.
Renewing Our Joy in Service Under the Cross – Part 1
Don’t be surprised by life and ministry challenges under your cross. A daily cross is waiting for you as diverse as each of you and your unique place of service.
Renewing Our Joy in Service Under the Cross – Part 2
Find encouragement in God’s promises of grace under Christ’s cross. The daily grace of Christ that unites us in Christ and renews joy through it all.
Renewing Our Joy in Service Under the Cross – Part 3
Practical encouragements for renewing daily joy under the cross. Applying our unity in Christ to find renewed joy in each diverse place of service.
Pastor Rich Gurgel serves as President of Martin Luther College. From 1999 to 2020, Gurgel served as a professor at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary (WLS) in Mequon, Wis. Prior to his tenure as a seminary professor, Gurgel served as the pastor of two WELS parishes: Gethsemane in Oklahoma City and David’s Star in Jackson, Wis. He also served as an emergency instructor for one year while still a seminary student, teaching religion and language arts, and coaching basketball at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School in Jackson, Wis.