I’ve rewritten this about four times now.
I don’t know how to say what I want to say.
What I do know is that lots of energy, resources and lives are used in a lot of activity that we call “ministry”, that may not do anything that actually minsters.
I spend a lot of time talking about ministry, and good deal less doing ministry.
1. It’s easier.
2. I can control it.
3. It makes me look good.
4. That’s what I grew up in.
5. That’s the model available to me.
I’ve got another meeting tonight.
We’ll talk about how to get our congregation to pray more. We will pray.
It’ll be about 6 to 1 talk to prayer.
This was the “verse of the day” today.
“For the kingdom of God does not consist in talk but in power.”- I Cor 4:20