With Paul we should all say "I am what I am by the grace of God." If any of you knew me in my teen and college years, you'd probably be amazed at what I do now. Much of what I've become is through the grace of God exhibited in other people. This is true of the strong team serving around me in our church.
Just today in a meeting with Lori our Ministry Coordinator she arrived at a great solution to moving our church forward in team ministry. In focusing on projects rather than standing committees (a 5th mark of the Church Calvin never invented but Presbyterians are addicted to!) we have found a way to include more people without administrative overkill.
Our elders and deacon and faithful friends make ministry a delight. I'd be remiss in not mentioning my wife who sharpens my ideas and forces me to explain my lofty ideas in real world context. She also puts together a pretty sweet newsletter on her trusty little iBook that looks like a million bucks!