Friday, July 15, 2005

trained to preach

On Wednesday and Thursday I hosted local Baptist leaders on the theme:
Mission and the DNA of the church.

Best quote for me, from a long-term minister, was this one:
I’m starting to realise that communication today involves preaching, being part of communal dialogue and allowing individual multi-sensory responses. But I was just trained to preach.

Posted by steve at 12:20 PM


  1. I can relate. Having started ministering in small, rural, churches, it was the same thing every week — preach the sermon, give the invitation, go stand by the back door and shake everyone’s hand so they could say the obligatory “Good sermon today, Mike.” I wish that, just once, someone would have been honest enough to a) not say anything, b) say, “That really sucked!”, or c)describe how they were going to make changes in their lives as a result of what they heard. It’s great to be apart of a local fellowship and the larger body that says it’s OK to explore new ways of interacting with each other and with God. Thanks for being a person God is using to stretch me in these areas.

    Comment by mike — July 16, 2005 @ 12:59 am

  2. I feel you could add one other word to that long term minister’s quote – “listen!”

    There’s a lot more real stuff going on outside the little “God world” that you people sit in. Our Father is a lot bigger than what you give him credit for.

    Comment by Brian Sage — July 16, 2005 @ 9:39 am

  3. sigh!

    There again at least he showed up. 🙂

    Comment by Lorna — July 17, 2005 @ 6:47 am

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