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Church Planting Lessons - Part F

17 February, 2004 12:12 AM

This is the last part in the series of 'Lessons' I've been learning having being part of planting the Livingroom over the past year. Also Read Part A, Part B, Part C, Part D and Part E.
10. Have fun - Ok, this might not be the most technical lesson or one you'll find in too many books - but if the process isn't life giving and enjoyable people are not going to want to be a part of it. Let your creativity run rampant. Try new things, keep them surprising and unpredictable (Jesus did). Eat lots of good food, drink some good wine, enter into the celebrations of your culture, watch movies together go on trips as a group, laugh lots and enjoy one another's company. Don't be too serious - life's too short.

Well those are the 10 things that came to mind when Rich asked me for my 'insights' - by no means are they exhaustive - some of it is tested and other parts are works in progress.

I'm really interested to know what others have learnt along the way - what would you add or subtract?

By the way - I'm away for a couple of days now on a retreat - looking forward to reading your thoughts when I get back.

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thanks for sharing your insights , I really appreciate the effort.

Sivin Kit » 17 February, 2004 12:57 PM

Well done... very much appreciate the lessons... I would add just a couple of cent's worth: Participation, I believe, is more than a key... I see it as essential. This sets the tone for the church being the church and not just another setting where some become passive. I also carry this theme into decision-making; it's very important to develop decision-making structures in which all participate and all discover their responsibility to listen and follow Him.
Blog on! Excellent!

roger » 17 February, 2004 3:30 PM

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