Wednesday, August 22, 2012

the road trip makes sense

My first Principal “road trip” has come to an end. 11 lectures/talks in 6 days with 16 hours driving. This is part of what I did with the Churches of Christ ministers over the last few days. Around the theme of whole Bible, whole people, whole mission we explored the place of senses in the Christian journey.

If we as leaders are give the gift of senses, and people in the Bible had the gift of senses, and people in our communities have senses, then how can these common touching points be lifegiving for our mission and our ministry.

Hence the picture – a table with things to see, canned food to be used in intercession, a Saint John’s Bible: Gospels and Acts to appreciate, colour chips to explore our feelings, a scroll to remind us of the senses in the original, Biblical world.

It felt risky, leading a group of strangers into new terrain. But the feedback – from a person a Christian less than a year, to highly educated leaders, to retired ministers – was overwhelmingly positive. By locating the senses, a very wide range of engagement became possible – personal, how we read the Bible, justice, living well, being church, mission and ministry.

Posted by steve at 06:03 PM

1 Comment

  1. Hmmm what’s that sound? It sounds like the playful hum of connections being made in rural Australia! Great to hear feedback from across the board. Choice Steve.

    Comment by Adrian — August 22, 2012 @ 7:03 pm

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