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).
Nice... You should trademark that sermon. You could probably retire on the royalties since it needs to be repeated at virtually every church (in every denomination) in the US... with a few notable exceptions.ReplyDelete