Darrel and Gail Voth

Directors of Mobilization, Beautiful Feet Missionary Training and Sending, Choctaw, Oklahoma

Re-understanding full-time ministry

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In thinking back to earlier this year, as we were in the midst of trying to figure out our transition plan to move us from our church, house and job in Kansas to our full-time ministry position in Oklahoma, I didn’t see how it would be possible for us to go through Beautiful Feet Boot Camp AND fulfill our roles in the mobilization team at Beautiful Feet.

I realize now that we couldn’t do our jobs withOUT going through Boot Camp. I’m so thankful that we’ve been able to commit our first six months – July through December – to this immersive training. And yes, we are also participating in the efforts of Beautiful Feet to mobilize the body of Christ to fullness of life, bringing the good news of the Kingdom of God in word and action to those people and places in the world who still know nothing of the King and His love. It’s a joyous privilege to have conversations with those who have heard the Spirit’s whisper and are intent on finding their appropriate response. We are seeing how crucial and how large this job will be. This realization either elicits fear or pushes us further into relationship with Jesus – it sort of depends on the day – but we’re learning more and more that intimacy with Jesus is the key.

We are tremendously grateful to everyone who has been and continues to be so supportive of us as we make this huge adjustment to our family’s life and for so much kind generosity that is covering our costs.

This is crucial and requires commitment from us, the staff here at Beautiful Feet and our supporting team. In short, we’re realizing how full-time ministry is less to do with a position (as task or title) and more to do with position (who we are in Christ, humbly postured, ready to receive and give His love).

We’re doing our best at our part, thank you all for doing yours!


Author: darrelvoth

Just a boy with some bread and a few fish waiting to see what Jesus is going to do next.

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