Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Eugene Peterson: Wisdom for Church Planters

I just stumbled upon some letters that Eugene Peterson has been hand writing to a church planter and pastor on J.R. Briggs blog. These letters are full of wisdom to those in occupational ministry. Here is a quote that struck me:

"The killing frost in too much new church development is forming programs that will attract people or serve their perceived 'needs,' getting them 'involved.' The overriding need they have is worship and that is the one thing that is lowest on their 'needs' list. Insist on it: keep it simple – learn to know every last one of them relationally. And call them to worship – and not entertainment worship, but a community at worship."

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