Xposted: serving in the assembly

This post on “The crisis of ministry” raised some eyebrows and elicited some advice and other expressions of concern.

In this follow-up, “Musings on ministry and membership,” I repent of some carelessness, and I attempt to respond to various suggestions and thoughts from others, clarifying and going deeper.

In this second and final follow-up, More meditations: membership, ministry, & making connections, I quote an also-struggling friend’s comment in its entirety, empathizing and expressing yet more about affiliating and working with a congregation.

In all the above, I continue to be tethered to some ideals and particulars of smaller groups.

In I can do that, a few assembly matters are dealt with, including the mention of a group of men I convened nearly 20 years ago to sing Glad’s “And Can It Be?” for a morning church assembly.  Here’s a link to that recording.

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