Monday, April 20, 2009

Our Future's So Bright, We Gotta Wear Shades

As we looked at where MGC had been in the last 125 years, Cliff Black, senior pastor of Mountain Grove Church, gave us the destination of where we need to be heading.
Cliff made everything clear this weekend.

To make these desires a reality we must continue to make right choices as it comes to ministry. We must be willing to discard many of the attributes of established and traditional practices to make sure that Sunday morning and evenings are times of celebration. We must continue to create a new style of worship music that is filled with statements of praise and worship, and that is geared toward excitement and evangelism. We must be willing to appropriate contemporary cultural forms, where we can become a multi-media place of worship that involves sight as well as sound. We must not just be willing to train lay leadership, we must be willing to allow them to serve in places of leadership under God’s divine direction. I am convinced there are people in our church with all kinds of abilities that are no being put to use, and we must not allow those abilities to be wasted away in idleness. Therefore, our Staff must be visionaries who are willing to teach and train others to do the work of the ministry, as we show them the vision and help them to find their place in making it a reality.

I am so excited about this journey that I started packing last night.

I am ready, let's get going.


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