About His Girl Fryday
A dream deeply rooted in one far greater than my own…
…that one day, the body of Christ will find its true form: To be a unified house of prayer, devoted in making disciple-makers and a place of authentic community where compassion, honor, and love abound.
But this dream is met by a unique age – a time marked by its accelerated tempo and its dominance by distraction. And as the contrast between light and darkness increases, many leaders are finding a fast-paced world challenging their financial stability, church commitment, and everyday life decisions.
The question is: In light of these limitations, how do vocationals manage the divinely appointed call to cultivate communities of God’s presence while faithfully handling other responsibilities?
As a former youth pastor and state employee who has shifted into marketplace ministry and nonprofit spectrums alike, I know how hard the balancing act can be. I know how hard it is to obey God while many seem to cruise on by in the fast lane. And I know how hard it can be to trust God’s game-plan, especially when you feel your purpose is limited, even obsolete.
Yet, even in life’s lowest moments, I can’t help but wonder how modern-day shepherds are to righteously carry the torch in a time when people are more complacent and time increasingly precious.
Many leaders, like you, have probably asked yourself the same thing, wondering how to run an efficient race when the amount of diversions and deceptions are at historic levels.
Thankfully, the Word of God says we have what it takes to conquer, since “God is able to make all grace abound…so [we have] all sufficiency in all things at all times…abound in every good work.” (2 Corinthians 9:8)
Therefore, even though we may feel the restraints of life, even though we may be pulled in multiple directions by different responsibilities, God is able to accomplish anything and everything for our good since He exists outside our limitations and created our skill sets and the contexts we’re to use them in. While it’s natural to sense pressure, it’s supernatural to press through it with a faith expressed in love.
What my wife, Lyssah, and I hope to accomplish in building this resource is two-fold:
- To encourage and equip the body of Christ, especially those with career hats inside and outside the church.
- To awaken the priestly identity of saints in the marketplace through content centered on original design and gift mix analysis.
Hence, why in the years to come, we will not only talk about how to live as versatile stewards of the callings God has for us but also how to run our races well while fighting the good fight and contending for God’s highest along the way.
We look forward to navigating the journey alongside you all,
~ Cameron (& Lyssah) Fry
As a vocational minister and former youth pastor, I live to equip young people and marketplace leaders to know God, live as Christ, and engage biblical truth.
After accepting God’s call into ministry as a youth pastor intern, I shepherded the youth at The Gate Community Church (Franklin, Tenn.) 2011-2017 before transitioning to marketplace ministry. Now, as a Messenger Fellowship ordinate with a M.A. in Educational Leadership, my present aim is to resource vocationals with tools to influence their arenas of expertise.
In additional to these endeavors, I hold a full-time job as a Client Success Manager for Foundation Group and a part-time writer/editor for Fry Freelance. Needless to say, life is full, but all the more reason to expect big things down the road!
An adventurer at heart and a sojourner in Spirit, my greatest dream is to impart hope to those I come in contact with, breathing truth and bleeding love at any given moment. A virtual assistant by day and writer by night, I serve alongside my husband, Cameron, at The Gate Community Church ministering to our children’s department.
The daughter of bivocational ministers, I pack over ten years of personal ministry experience, both full time and bivocationally (What can I say…must be a legacy). Whether you are in the bivocational boat or are a conductor on the full-time train, we are all on this great journey together. May you find encouragement and community as we walk our road together.