I know I have been called by God to be a minister.
In 1983 I read Matthew 9:37 (“The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few”) and that has changed my life… and I am still thrilled to be a servant of the Lord.
In the last 20 years my vision about the church has revolved around two main ideas. The first one is from a Christian psychologist and author, Dr Lawrence Crabb: “the more I understand people and their needs, the more I am persuaded that God has uniquely designed the local church (congregation) to respond to those needs.”
The other one is mine (but inspired by God): “let the church be like a family, let the family be like a church (congregation).”
I believe church is the place where people worship God, where people unite in love and acceptance, because Christianity is not just a religion but most importantly a personal relationship with the Lord.
I personally believe that in this family-like church-environment it is the easiest to experience God’s healing power and the renewal of mind, emotions and relationships and these are the most “sought after” miracles today.
I believe that to renew our minds needs time to spend with the Word of God and most importantly I believe in the transforming power of prayer because prayer opens up our whole being (our unconscious mind included) to the cleansing and transforming power of the Holy Spirit.
My guiding Bible verse is Galatians 2:20 “It is no longer I who live but Christ lives in me.”
Rev. Géza Szemok