Melissa Hatfield

Melissa Hatfield

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552 weeks ago @ Wonderings and Wanderings - Female Pastors Are Evil · 0 replies · +1 points

Lunette - Your congregation is so blessed to have you serving and shepherding them - even if they can't see that you truly are their pastor in every sense of the word. I'm always inspired by women who stay obedient to where God has placed and called them even if their calling is not recognized by those they serve. It is obvious you live by the belief that we serve an audience of One. Blessings to you and may your church come to see you for the pastor you are.

552 weeks ago @ Wonderings and Wanderings - Female Pastors Are Evil · 0 replies · +1 points

Wow, Lori. What a great testimony. I'm glad she was able to see you in action and having come to know you, I count it a great fortune that you were her example of women in ministry. We are so grateful to have you here at FBC!

552 weeks ago @ Wonderings and Wanderings - Female Pastors Are Evil · 0 replies · +1 points

Bre is very blessed to call you her partner in life, love, and ministry. Thanks for being a great support to her and to other women in ministry!

552 weeks ago @ Wonderings and Wanderings - Female Pastors Are Evil · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks for commenting, Bre. And for staying faithful in ministry. It was such a joy to share the seminary journey with you for a brief season.

553 weeks ago @ Ron Edmondson - How an Introvert Handl... · 1 reply · +1 points

Great post, Ron. I struggled for a long time being a very strongly preferred introvert in the ministry world. I'm in my 10th year as pastor of youth and missions in a large church. The other pastors are extroverts so it took a lot of discussion to understand one another. One of the greatest things we did was complete the Myers Briggs assessment as a team early on and had a facilitator lead us in a discussion of how this effected us as a team. We still refer to it today.

No one ever guesses that I am an introvert. In fact, they argue with me trying to convince me that I have to be an extrovert. :) I have learned how to work and live in a very extroverted world. But not before serious burnout and depression forced me to face this dichotomy and make changes.

Recently we had a celebration of my ten years of service. I was more nervous about being the center of attention for the evening than I have or ever will be about preaching to a thousand strangers.