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Conversations @ Work

10 July, 2003 9:19 AM

'Hi Darren how are you? I'm glad you could take the shift. How's your wife going? Hows that lounge church thing you're starting?'

Yesterday I got called into a warehouse that I've worked in over the years to do an afternoon shift. The last time I worked there was just before we started Living Room. All my work mates know that I'm a minister and have heard about the new venture that we're starting. Some have even expressed an interest in coming along to see what we do.

I was blown away yesterday that every one of the 9 people I worked alongside during the shift specifically asked about how the 'church thing' was going. I didn't have to start one conversation - the initiative was totally with them. Most of my work mates live fairly alternative lifestyles, they are into all kinds of stuff, but each of them in their own way is prepared to talk on a spiritual level and each of them is more than willing to consider the idea of a new form of church.

The thing that blew me away most was hearing that the reason that they called me in to do the shift was that four of them (including my supervisor) had been talking about me in the lunch room earlier in the week and had been wondering how the church was going. I got the shift purely so they could get an update!

Going back today and tomorrow - can't wait to see where the conversation goes!



That is SO cool!

Mike Murdock » 10 July, 2003 10:25 AM

Human curiosity put to work for good not evil.

hmmmm Phil would probably say he could see someones hand at work here, but then again that's just Phil :-)

chris » 10 July, 2003 12:20 PM

Wow! That's so encouraging!

irene » 10 July, 2003 2:32 PM

that's so awesome!

meg » 11 July, 2003 2:11 PM

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