Monday, December 27, 2004

Heavy Conversation

Tonight I was a part of a small meeting of my church's leaders. I'm the outgoing elder chairman, and it was being hosted by the outgoing church chairman. The others were the incoming church chairman, the incoming church vice-chairman, and the incoming elder chairman. We had a very good meeting. There are definitely some different points of view, but we're also good enough friends that we can discuss them earnestly and lovingly at the same time. I have some very different perspectives from our incoming church chairman, but I trust him and know that he is simply seeking the best for God's church. I've spent a LOT of time with our outgoing church chairman (he was my boss for a few years), and we see things from a very similar point of view.

We spent a lot of time talking about church structures and church leadership. I have a lot of concerns in this area as I look at how young people respond to these issues. Well, tonight I was hitting some of my regular-read blogs and found that Alan Creech is involved a whale of a discussion on much of this same issue. Read his bit, the comments, and then follow his link over to the original site of the discussion, where there is a whole lot more reading-commenting going on. I haven't even begun to delve into it, but it's looking like a great discussion from the bits I have read! I'll try to catch up on it over the next couple of days and then post some of my own thoughts. Oh, and someone better hold me to it too!