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).