Monday, May 02, 2011

leader as gardener: a minister of pastor commissioning sermon

On Saturday I was honoured to be invited to speak at a commissioning, of a friend as a family pastor (Uniting church ministry of pastor). They were expecting quite a lot of community folk, particularly younger families. So I needed to all-age friendly and to explain what was happening in understandable categories. Plus I was keen to keep it connected to the church year, and thus the Easter story.

So here’s the sermon, drawing on my faithful friend, Bodge Plants a Seed: A Retelling of the Parable of the SowerChildren's Christian Fiction Books), working with the Easter story (John 20:11-18) and some seeds. (more…)

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