Behind the Scenes

I'm sure many of you have heard of Metro's Breakdown Ministry, but some of you might be wondering what we do exactly at the end of service. Contrary to popular belief, there's not a lot of heavy lifting involved; but to put it simply, we transform the sanctuary back to an elementary school cafeteria. We re-rack chairs, wind wires, disassemble the AV equipment, and somehow we fit the supplies of every one of Metro's ministries in one little closet. Despite the lack of heavy lifting, I'll admit I do break a sweat, which would explain why I typically arrive at church in my athletic attire. 

The Metro Breakdown Team is made up the most humble people you will ever meet. They serve simply because they want to, and what makes me really excited about this specific group of people is that women at Metro have finally stepped up to join the team. These beautiful women have shown that they're not afraid to get a little dirty and sweaty for the sake of serving the Lord. Thank you ladies for breaking the common misconception that Breakdown is just for men!

On Sunday, January 17th, the members of Breakdown Ministry gathered together to welcome new members, thank old members, and celebrate the hard work that this ministry has put in the past year to serve Metro. Terence Lee graciously welcomed us into his home as we feasted on a traditional Chinese meal known as hot pot. Essentially, a simmering hot pot is placed at the center of the dinner table as guests cook their own meal, which usually consists of seafood, sliced meat, and vegetables. Because of what this ministry entails, we typically don't have time to engage in conversation so it was really nice to be able to relax, fellowship, and really get to know one another. 

So if you're an introvert that's terrible with children like me, enjoy serving behind the scenes, and/or just want to witness real life Tetris at its finest, then join Breakdown!

Janelle Liu