"Your strongest are serving and your weakest are prized." - An Anonymous Mentor on the the sign of a healthy congregation
What if the most seasoned elder let a 24-year-old lead and quietly counseled him from the background?
What if everyone knew the names of our members with special needs and went out of their way to greet them?
What if our wealthiest members and business leaders taught Sunday School?
What if "empty nesters" adopted a young family and babysat so that the couple could go on a monthly date? And what if the young family adopted a widow and invited her to dinner once a month?
What if the long-term members gave up their stylistic preferences and allowed less-tenured members to determine what kind of coffee is served, what color the walls are, what kind of music is played, what programs are most essential, and what kind of art is displayed?
What if every teenager was greeted like a rock star when they walked in your church building?
What if a small group of Sudanese Christians, seeking refuge in your city, sought out your congregation as their new church home?
What if you sought to give up certain rights in order to bless a fellow member? What would you give up? For a brother or sister? For the mission of your congregation?
Isaiah 53; Matthew 20:26-28; John 13:12-16; I Cor. 9;19-23;12:12-31; Phil. 2;1-11; I Tim. 5:16