Monday, December 3, 2018

Sunday Recap

It was ironic, given the week prior, to preach on Sunday a sermon on hope.

When I accepted the call to Judson Memorial Baptist Church in the summer of 2012 I had all kinds of ideas, dreams, visions, and what not.  But more than anything I needed a place to heal.  Judson healed me, for sure.  Then I went on sabbatical this summer.  I came back for the next phase of ministry in my life.  Basically, I want to throw all my energy into helping this amazing place thrive and flourish.  

I came back from sabbatical with a deep sense of urgency to lead this congregation forward.  I see the need for the urgency, but I wasn't sure if the congregation saw or felt the same sense of urgency.  Here is my attempt to get them to see why we need to act with a sense of urgency.

And I need to say one other thing.  When I say, "Baby Boomers it is time for you to step aside" Indeed Judson needs the Baby Boomers to stick around, and provide leadership and talents and tithes.  Indeed.  But I need them to step aside in approach, we cannot operate with as a church customized to Boomers: meetings at 10:30 on a Monday morning (even though it was a great meeting today).