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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Pink Slip

I don't usually blog on Sunday.

But this is a different Sunday.

Almost every Sunday for over the last 3 years has been very similar. Yeah, there were the ones I missed church due to illness, child's illness, or some other good reason or sometimes "good" excuse. I didn't miss church today.

We smiled as we gathered. We sang, some of us mightily off key. We prayed. We read Bible verses. We listened to the pastor's message. We worshiped. All the same stuff.

Today we had a potluck. We do that sometimes, especially for holidays and other special events. It wasn't what made today different.

Then.

The pastor held a special meeting. The church is struggling. Financially, spiritually, and so many ways. What things need to change? What must be done?

Before the meeting two papers were given out. One with a simple visual/key words of the vision. And as the meeting progressed we were asked to write down any areas where we as individuals felt called to increased commitment (prayer, small groups, discipleship, etc).

There was more to discuss. Do we believe he is the one to lead and do we agree with the vision he brought to the church when it first began as a church-plant less than a decade ago?

The second paper was a small pink slip...
For a single, simple Yes or No.

I know it is in God's hands. I know that it will work out as it so often does when we think all may be lost.

Still I can't stop thinking about pink slips, and wondering is there any significance in that choice.

2 Comments:

Blogger net said...

prayers ascending, co! be blessed! (o)

8:56 AM  
Blogger revabi said...

Oh?!?
prayers for the church and pastor and you.

Good question about the choice of pink slip paper.

4:41 PM  

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