November 2012


Make Results Matter- Create More Face Time

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A week or so ago I was asked by a colleague in ministry who is in a new appointment to come talk to his finance committee. He was new in ministry and his church had just reconstituted a functioning finance committee and languishing for several years. They were looking for training on what they needed to do, and for some reason it was suggested that I might have something to offer. So tonight, after bible study at my church, I hopped in the car and headed down the road to meet with this group about how to organize their work, an example of what connectionalism means in the United Methodist Church. Here is a bit of what I told them (although in a bit more scattered fashion)…

The most important thing that I can tell you is that you need to get out of your mind that your job…

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Journey

On paper

Understanding myself within

Recording the events of life

Nurturing my creative soul with spewing words

Always able to rant and rave, love and cherish without fear

Lines without structure, sentences without plot, paragraphs without pace; no rhyme, no reason

Ejecting the rules of grammar, punctuation and spelling, allowing originality to brightly shine

Nibbles of inspiration radiating streaks across the page, waiting for me

To capture and create, mold and shape

Rebuild with structure, pace, plot

Ideas are born

Evolving into

Stories

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I was reading Frank Schaeffer’s most recent article on Huffington Post and was stopped in my tracks by these statements:

“Why aren’t the mainline denominations pitching their churches’ tolerant and noble humanistic and enlightened views about individual empowerment, community and spiritual rebirth to the spiritually disenfranchised on a larger scale?”“If the mainline churches would work for the next few years in a concerted effort to gather in the spiritual refugees wandering our country they’d be bursting at the seams.”      http://www.larryhollon.com/?p=6307

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