The last week has just flown by! I’ve been spending lots of time with people and just hanging out. Last Sunday I preached a follow-up sermon to one that I gave a few weeks ago. I titled it “Church: It’s Not About You”This marks my 4th sermon given at the Bonny Lake Church we have been helping out.
A few weeks ago, the pastor asked me to become a staff pastor at his church. I replied, “Is another pastor what the Church really needs?” From his reaction, he must have expected me to jump at the chance to “pastor again.” (In the institutional sense of the role.) I just smiled, sat back in my chair and took a bite of my lunch.
After further conversation and dialog I left the issue squarely undecided with only the request to pray about it some more. We have not discussed the issue further so i'm content to live in two worlds at the moment. The instituional church and the more relational dynamic of the house church.