February 11, 2014
One of the things that seems very important in the life of the church is planning for the future. Not telling God what we think we should be doing, but discerning from God a congregation’s purpose, it’s place in the community, what gifts it has for ministry, etc.
There is exciting work happening where I serve. A group of folks have come together to consider that very task. Where do they start? What is God calling the congregation to be and do? How do they have an impact on their community? Do they?
There was a great first meeting. Lots of ideas were flowing. Many questions were being asked. Much was being considered, not the least of which was how to even begin the process.
What is my role? Perhaps to step out of the way of the Holy Spirit and simply cheer the folks on. God has a plan and will reveal it. After all, it’s God’s church.