My church resolutions – 2010

  1. I want to  throw a New Years Celebration (Dry or practically dry)  next year.   We didn’t this year, but I wonder what would happen if we did.   I think I would call it an annual celebration even the first time.  If it didn’t work that would be okay… I’d like to get a second shot on the Christmas candles.
  2. And next year we hafta hafta hafta to a Black Friday  offering.  It’s the cool thing to do and we must do it.
  3. I would like if humanly possible to get trained in OWL so I can do Adult OWL and invite the public.  I think it would be HUGE!   I was talking to our own members who had no idea that Gay and Lesbian issues would be covered.  This is something I need to share…
  4. I also have this wild fantasy that I will call everyone in the church I haven’t seen lately (or don’t know yet) and get to know them and bring them back in.   I hope I will fool myself and do that.   It will help with my work on getting the names all attached to the faces.  (See I’m in Fort Lauderdale, the city itself has high turn over and now with the economy being so especially terrible here and the foreclosure rate so high, we have high turn over and I have trouble talking myself into learning names that I will soon have to forget.  So I am working on my attitude and my memory both. )
  5. I also want to make sure that I blog the books I read so I can keep track.  Apparently I also need to log what I do just in case the wild fantasy of studying for the ministry ever comes to pass.  If I participate in ministry…

    This is altogether too much to ask as I have personal resolutions too (eat only when hungry, exercise daily)  and if I can wrap my mind around any of this…

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3 Responses to “My church resolutions – 2010”

  1. David G. Markham Says:

    Dear Joy:

    You said: ” I also want to make sure that I blog the books I read so I can keep track. Apparently I also need to log what I do just in case the wild fantasy of studying for the ministry ever comes to pass. If I participate in ministry… ”

    Check out http://www.markhamsbehavioralhealth.blogspot.com to see my list for 2009.

    Great idea about blogging the books you read. I’d love to read about what you’ve read.

    All the best for the New Year!

    David Markham

  2. Elz Says:

    good to be excited. remember not to wear out your congregation. and if you do too much — i often do — the danger is that people start to somehow think church is about you. or that you think it is. or you need it to be.

    this has been the big rap against me in my ministry, and it’s an important one: learning that subtle boundary where what you feel called to give exceeds what they feel hungry to receive.

  3. alex Says:

    #2 & #4 sound like great ideas to me. Anything that creates ties between members & the congregation is a good thing. As for creating a temporal break on that crazed shopping day can’t be a bad thing.

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