I thought this was very well written and quite challenging yet inspirational. A church I attend is going through this right now, and I am going to submit this blog for their monthly newsletter for publication. I hope you find it interesting also. I know I haven’t blogged for awhile, and I need to jump back in, but I couldn’t pass up this great post!
I was called to a small church two and a half years ago, a church that promised a two-year agreement but couldn’t go beyond that because they would surely run out of money. They were in do or die mode, and it was going to be an incredible challenge. It was a congregation that met for Sunday School, worship, coffee hour, and once a month, a potluck supper and a board meeting.
Here we are, two and a half years later, beyond that two-year mark. We’re not much better off financially, but now we have a thriving Young Adult’s group that meets twice a month for Pub Theology, a restarted women’s group that meets monthly for lunch and to support local and global missions, and now an after-school tutoring program for students in need and we are preparing to do a summer day camp…
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