Bishop Schnase is coming to our area to give talks on The 5 Practices Of Fruitful Congregation in Mansfield on November 14. We have the brochures and information in the church office. I am planning on going and I want to offer you a chance to attend. I know that we underwent the study and we have implemented a lot of the ideas that we created. Still, hearing from the source is getter than getting it from books and dvd’s.
One day after we did the 5 Practices, I was in a restaurant in Waxahachie. Two ladies sitting across the room kept looking our way. I seemed to recognize them as well. After lunch, they came up. They were members of First United Methodist Church of Ennis and were there when we swapped pulpits.
Both were so excited about having gone through the experience of Keith and I acting like homeless guys and then springing the trap about greeting strangers among us. Anyway, one of the ladies told me the she had called her daughter and told her all about it. Then she said, “So I told my daughter, ‘Dear, I flunked church today!!’”
Now that means that we did the study, impacted Ennis and through a member being excited may have excited her daughter in the Way. You see, what we do in our church does not siimply effect the ones who attend but can in fact impact someone we don’t even know about.
That’s why I want to encourage you to go the the Schnase event. We need to remind ourselves and perhaps if we called someone up we wouldn’t have to report we flunked church. Try to come November 14th.
Peace and grace. Reed.