At the commissioning service for William and Dorothy Carey, the Baptist congregation closed with these words:
And must I part with all I have.
Jesus, my Lord, for thee?
This is my joy, since Thou hast done
Much more than this for me.
Yes, let it go, One look from Thee
Will more than make amends
For all the losses I sustain,
Of credit, riches, friends.
Darren Carlson is the Founder and President of Training Leaders International. As President, Darren oversees the general direction of the ministry and serves as an advocate for pastors with little access to formal training and thoughtful cross-cultural theological engagement. You can connect with him on Facebook and Twitter.