Sunday, November 04, 2007

digestion is dead

I killed our evening service tonight. It has been struggling all year, lacking focus, leadership and genuine engagement. Unless a seed falls into the ground and dies. So as the service ended I gave out handmade packets of seeds: titled “new beginnings”, with some information inserted. The soundtrack was “Seeds” from the new Salmonella Dub album with the lyric “Feel the season change.” Each handmade seed packet had a seed inside.

We had a group of teenagers being silly at the front. One of them, trying to be THE smartist, simply ate his seed. I hope his guts are OK tonite.

Next week we start Grow. Here is the blurb:
We learn in different ways. Some by watching, others by reading, more by hearing, less by writing. Grow aims to feed the whole person: mouths and minds, hands and hearts, eyes and ears.

In other words, the Grow menu includes
light food
café style
live interviews
video clips
top 10
visual histories
biblical wisdom
music, live and looped

And changes every 3 weeks. Grow thru gardening: Nov 11, 18, 25. Grow in Christmas cheer: Dec 9, 16, 23.

7-8:10 pm, Sundays

So it’s a whole new season, with a whole new service to play with. Songs and sermon are gone. What will grow? What will be required to nurture the growth? Do I have the space to give this the time it needs and build the team it deserves? Watch this space.

Posted by steve at 09:03 PM


  1. i hope that you are excited and encouraged steve through making the opportunity for ‘grow’ to happen – it is healthy/necessary for some things to come to the end of their natural life – hard to be patient though eh ? waiting for that first little new seedling to push its way up through the soil – peace, julie

    Comment by julie — November 5, 2007 @ 1:06 am

  2. I look forward to see the team form and create. Keep us posted of the success, failures, loves and laughs of it all please. That is keep it real like usual 🙂

    Comment by David Morgan — November 5, 2007 @ 11:09 pm

  3. I hope his guts are ok too… some seeds are treated with the fungicide Thiram, and can be a bit poisonous!

    Comment by Scott — November 6, 2007 @ 12:00 pm

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