August 13, 2005

What Can We Do??

Steve McCoy over at Missional Baptist Blog (and yes, it still says Emerging SBC Leaders on the aggregator. Sorry -- I'll fix it this weekend) has a great, thought provoking post.

Name three things that a pastor/church leader could start/do in the next two months to have a greater impact on their community.
I would add something, though -- after you list those three, compare them to the things your church is actually doing.

One of the things I love about our church is that the pastor is always open to new areas of ministry. If you have an idea for something the church should be doing, you can always go talk to him. BUT you have to be ready to DO what you are suggesting. I've gotten a couple of assignments because of that, and I know others who now have a full-time volunteer position at the church because of it. So my challenge is to think of areas of ministry that will give glory to God rather than your church, suggest them to your pastor, and then roll up your sleeves and get to work.

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1 First, there is something you are doing that you should not be doing - stop it. (For me it was designing, copying and folding the curch bulletins...I know, it was stupid. But everyone is doing something they shouldn't be. So, why not stop it? Second, go someplace in the public eye several times a week. (A coffee shop, public school, or bar.) They need to know your name. Third, talk up what you're doing with such relentless optimism that the people at your church will begin to know that you're having fun invading the world.

Posted by: Joe Boysel at August 15, 2005 10:07 PM (Kgwbu)

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