ERBrannanTravis in my service as Involvement Minister at Madison I broke my ministry into four areas;

MEND- Almost every new member needs mending if only the newness of being in a new fellowship.

BLEND- Many studies show that one who has not found at least family to whom he can relate within three months will be gone in a year.

SEND- The new member must be given some responsibility related to his skills and interest to feel that this is “my family.” 

TEND- AS the elders permit the Involvement Minister can be of great help in helping them shepherd the flock.

God bless,

ER

Comment:   ER Brannen is one of the most respected men in the brotherhood and has years of experience in the ministry—and it shows.   I appreciate what he is saying here and it has already assisted me in my ministry in Athens.   Thank you, ER.   tdi