It’s the mid-year ‘break’—which means for students a time of no classes.
This week we’ve had our annual ‘School of Ministry’, a three day conference for pastors and church leaders. It has been an excellent time of relationship, stimulation and personal growth.
In two days I will be in Mexico, for meetings of the Baptist World Alliance study commissions. That is always stimulating as well, though it will be exhausting getting there.
As a result, I will not be blogging for ten days or so.
Meanwhile, two challenging quotations I found, though I am not sure of the original sources:
‘If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of
tomorrow.’ (Dewey). This is surely true of teaching in the church, and
preparation for ministry. If we prepare people for the church as we
know it, we rob people and ourselves of a living church, vital into the
future. There’s a cutting edge here!
”Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope
more than you work.’ (Rita Mae Brown). This week one of our presenters
suggested that the way forward in mission is to pray and work, and pray
and work, and pray and work. It’s the same challenge. There has to be
trust, there has to be creativity, and there has to be a willingness to
work for what we hope for.
Enough! Time for some rest and renewal.