Travis 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.
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