If you don’t regularly read both of Pam’s blogs (Ept, Couth, and Comobobulated & The Secret Life of a Pastor’s Wife) then you are missing out and should reconsider your life choices. Here’s a wonderful post she wrote concerning the church doing things with the mindset of receiving nothing in return. She discusses the party we threw this past Saturday for the children of migrant workers. I love the way Pam thinks.
I say this pretty consistently during Sunday nights at Tapestry but I think setup is my favorite part of Sunday nights. This isn’t taking anything away from the actual worship gatherings because they are wonderful. It is just that I love getting to have conversations with a small group of essentially the same people each week as we work together. I generally think that most of us guys talk better when we are doing something together.
The ultimate goal with Tapestry is to split and form another church who will reach new and different people. Most church people I know don’t like the word “split” but I get super excited every time I think about us splitting. I can’t wait to see people come to know Jesus in their lives by methods and expressions that I have never even thought of.
Perhaps one such method could be setup. When we reach the size to divide we could start a church that just setups up and then tears down. Imagine how great the conversations would be. We might try this out one night in Tapestry. “Come to church tonight and we will setup and tear down together.” I like the sound of that. :)
For those of you who weren’t at Tapestry last night you missed out on the church business meeting. Our business meetings are short and wonderful. The only business the church needed to deal with was voting on a new member of the Tapestry Leadership Team. We usually do this in November but Wesley Morris moved to Florida to learn about church planting (a pretty awesome thing) so we had a vacant spot. While all the threads miss the Morris family we are honored that Joe Hasenorhl is now the latest member of the Leadership Team. Joe will do a great job.
Actually it was a pretty great night overall. 1st there is Joe. Joe really is a cool story (actually Kaylin, his wife, is too). Joe went from a new believer to someone mature enough in his faith that all the threads trust him enough to want him to be a part of the leadership of the church. 2nd there were all the stories of Saturday concerning the block party we did for the children of migrant workers in Junction City. 3rd we had chicken fajitas from El Mezcal which is awesome. The fajitas were left over from the party the day before and we had more than enough for everyone. Finally, just because we still have it until Thursday we setup one of the bouncy castles that we used yesterday and I walked outside to find random kids playing in it. Awesome.