December 13 – Action
When it comes to aspirations, it’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen. What’s your next step?
(Author: Scott Belsky)
I believe we can grow the church in North Yarmouth, despite trends in the general culture that say mainline churches are shrinking. I firmly believe that the best way to grow a church is to be engaged in something so delightful and lovely to the people *in* the church that they cannot resist telling other people about it. What that is depends entirely on the context of the church and the temperament and gifts of the congregation and the way those things can work together on behalf of the gospel of Love.
For the past four years, I've been going from place to place, church to church, assessing and imagining and suggesting, but never staying to see anything through. Now I'm staying put, and I'm excited to see what comes to me in the coming months. I trust God's inspiration, based on the needs of the community and the gifts of the congregation, will lead not just to ideas but to action.
But first I have to get through Christmas…