Thursday, April 23, 2015
Really Helping Pastors Tied to the Whipping Post
"Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility
count others more significant that yourselves. Let
each of you look not only to his own interests,
but also to the interests of others."
"The church is always trying to get other people to reform;
it might not be a bad idea
to reform itself a little
by way of example."
I'm going to make a motion at our next presbytery meeting to help pastors tied to the whipping post.
You may want to go to the right column and click on "Helping Pastors Tied to the Whipping Post" for context.
I anticipate this will be the first of many.
Expecting opposition while acknowledging my motions will be imperfect because I am, my motivation is Matthew 25 and encouragement comes from Moody.
Punchline from Jesus via Matthew 25: "As you do it for others, you do it for Me. As you don't do it for others, you don't do it for Me."
When Moody was criticized for the way he "did" evangelism...[probably by a Presbyterian or Methodist or Lutheran or other mainliner who didn't "do" it]...he retorted, "I prefer the way that I do it to the way that you don't do it."
"I move our General Presbyter and Stated Clerk along with the chairwomen of our Commission on Ministry and Mission Strategies and Resources Board provide a recommendation to the next stated meeting of Blackhawk Presbytery on how we will assist particular churches in the presbytery comply with our established minimum compensation for installed teaching elders; and if there is a second to this motion, I will not speak to it because you wouldn't understand it anyway if I had to try to explain it to you."
This can be accomplished sooooooo easily.
How much do they need?
Pass the hat.
If there's a will, there's a...
Let's start raising heaven at presbytery meetings.
Maybe the moderators of our presbytery meetings better hold her/his breath when asking for new or unfinished business.
Uh, if you're not a Christian in that part of the Kingdom idolatrously labeled Presbyterian, my guess is you can connect the dots for your own franchise or, uh, whatever.
Blessings and Love!