As 2012 draws to a close, I’m taking some time to reflect on the new church ministry in the Christian Church in the Upper Midwest and the hopes for 2013 and church planting in within Mainline Protestantism as a whole.
Earlier this year, I kind of fell into leading a ministry team of people interested in planting and sustaining new faith communities in my Region. In some ways, I don’t know how wise it was to have me leading this, since I’m not a great leader, or at least have some traits that make it difficult to provide visionary leadership. But I have stepped into the role and did the best I could with what I have.
This past year has been both uplifting and frustrating. Uplifting because I see people who are called to plant new church communities accross the Region. Frustrating, because it seems that such work brings shrugs from the larger church.
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