Church

Let It Be

The 9:00 adult Sunday school hour at my church wants to be expert-led and intellectual. I put participants in charge and asked them what they wanted. 

The high school youth group wants to be a laid back routine of checking in, playing, and talking. I scheduled service projects. 

No gathering does everything it could. Maybe the trick of leadership is paying attention to what a gathering wants to be and getting out of the way. If a gathering lacks something important for faith formation, add a new gathering. 

Maybe discipleship is a constellation of invitations to join distinct communities performing diverse works. Maybe there’s no single community doing it all.

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