I think I fall right in the middle of the scale on the introvert and extrovert test, but when it comes to getting out of my comfort zone, I’m all introvert. This is where Titus 2 has been such a blessing to me. By comfort zone, I mean meeting other sisters in Christ who I might not have had the opportunity to meet in a larger congregation. I’ve created close-knit relationships that have lasted.
Being invited into the OWLS’ homes has meant more to me than I can say. The “Mom” comfort zone is to be the one making the meals and cleaning up the plates – the Martha. Being part of the Titus 2 ministry has allowed me to be a Mary and to be able to learn from Christ-like examples of women who have been right where I am.
Titus 2:3 says that the “older women are to teach what is good and so train the young women to love their husbands and children.” While I don’t feel young and I’d hardly call our OWLS old, their wisdom and training in His word have helped my fellow Chicks and me over the years in ways that can’t be measured. Each time we get together, there is a time of sharing and ladies of all ages from college to retirement have a chance to enjoy a delicious meal prepared with love, laugh a lot, study the scriptures, and lift each other in prayer.
It’s such an honor to be a part of this ministry and to know the women who work so hard to make it happen. Now, more than ever, we need the body of Christ to remain strong in love. “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds” (Hebrews 10:23-24).
Paulette Ware and Freida Andrews are the leaders of the Titus 2 ministry. Please let one of them know if you wish to be a part of this great intergenerational ministry.
The annual reorganization dinner will be held at Northside on Tuesday, October 11, at 6 pm for all ladies involved in the ministry. Come to the dinner and find out your group for the next year. Save the date!
If you have any questions, contact Freida at 303-6403 or Paulette at 990-7287.