My apologies (I thought I had already introduced myself)
My name is Stan Arney, and I live in Wichita, Kansas, I'm Medically Retired (due to MS - Multiple Sclerosis). I have been a member of the Southern Baptist Church, for most of my life. (MS symptoms, unfortunately, include poor short-term & long-term memory, and Cognitive thinking issues).
I write Christian based poetry, which now has surpassed 100 poems.
In March 2013, I was given a "vision/dream" in which Jesus told me, to start doing so much more. He gave me a list of 7 items, that He wanted reiterated to the Church. I have had several more "visions/dreams", since then. Basically, asking me: What am I waiting for? What's the hold-up?
I understood, that He wanted me to do more for the Church, to step up (out of my Comfort Zone), and become the Leader, He wants me to be. So, I have been looking into becoming a Southern Baptist Pastor. I spoke with our local association (Heart of Kansas Southern Baptist Association), about it, and was told they do sponsor an "18 month Internship Program", but it's something your own Pastor, has to recommend you for, which He is reluctant to do, at this time.
I did have some of my poems posted on a Christian Website, ChristArt.com, and had several requests, from different places around the World. I don't state this to boast, but to show, how much the need is out there, to share His Gospel, with the World. I have had people tell me, that each poem, could be considered a "sermon", which I didn't write them for that purpose, nor think of them that way myself.
However, since my primary goal,is to become a Southern Baptist Pastor, I will do, whatever I can do, in the meantime, to serve the Lord. Yeah, I know, I will be 52 this year, and have not been a Deacon, let alone a Pastor, and no I didn't go to any Seminary or Bible College. However, it's not required, for me to attend either one (Seminary or Bible College), in order to become a Pastor.
Having said that, I have begun putting together my own Christian based website, to share His Gospel, with Ministries, Bible Studies, my Poetry, and hopefully, so much more.
[I pray, I have not revealed too much here.]