One step behind

I have been part of the Lewis Community Leadership Fellows this past year and this week we are gathering for another seminar… This time on public health.

I feel utterly blessed to be in this community of colleagues at this point in my ministry. To deeply reflect with other pastors is always good. However, it is also wonderful to connect with pastors who are in similar places as I am, or are one “step” or church ahead… Who have just moved from a church my size, grew a church my size, or are serving churches a little bigger.

It is one thing to serve a church as it is… It is another to lay the foundation for it to reach new people by building deep community relationships and a capacity for empowered lay ministry. As I listen this week, I see my own growing edges, but I am also thankful for others who can look back and provide some advice for these next few years.

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