Part Three: Then how will we equip, coordinate and send?

"We practice what we preach and then we practice some more." We help each other overcome our addiction to control and contempt, through deeper forms of relationship building. Work to develop a culture that invites vulnerable sharing in appropriate spaces and foster a deeper culture of care through awareness of those outside of our familiar … Continue reading Part Three: Then how will we equip, coordinate and send?

Part Two : Priesthood of all believers is not the same things as democracy.

Still walking!  Well done.  In part two, I’m going to make a case that our leadership conundrum isn’t as simple as it seems….Let’s get to it.  Baptists are freedom people: Soul freedomBible FreedomChurch Freedomand Religious Freedom.  I want to focus specifically on Soul Freedom here (aka Priesthood of ALL Believers).  As Baptist, we believe that … Continue reading Part Two : Priesthood of all believers is not the same things as democracy.

Rebooting Deacon Ministry: An Introduction

Ring the bell.  Honk the horn. Start your engines.  It’s time for our congregation to take immediate steps in the re-introduction of Deacon Ministry. It’s essential to remember that we’re rebuilding structure, which requires a great deal of intentionality.  The urgency we’re all feeling is good; it’s healthy and timely. I have every reason to believe … Continue reading Rebooting Deacon Ministry: An Introduction