Wow! I needed that today.
Have been in this church 17 years, and currently have an average attendance of 25.
There are many who don’t believe in foreign missions. They are willing to help people in the U.S., but not overseas. That seems to be at least one reason the in-actives, continue to stay inactive.
Some have complained about my doing short-term mission work in Nepal
and Bangladesh. They forget that I use my vacation time for this work.
I continue to pray and seek a solution to this situation. I think my ministry is one of planting seeds (gospel seed) in a denomination (Congregational N.A.C.C.C)
that is increasingly liberal.
These dear people are good people, and they have in many ways, been a blessing to my wife and I. They just don’t understand the importance to winning people to Christ.
Thom Rainer hit the nail on the head with his article on why churches are not evangelical.
Most of the churches I have pastored, have grown after I left. At almost 70 years of age, I’m asking the Lord if it is time for a pastoral move. And, if so,
where, and how. It seems churches want twenty-year-old’s, with forty years of experience. My gift is hospital/nursing home ministry, and short-term mission work.
Would appreciate your prayers and advice. I’m not depressed, but frustrated.
We must all keep on, keeping on with the work God has called us to.
Keep up the great work you are doing. This ministry is blessing.
Pastor Mike Murray
“Only one life, will soon be past. Only what’s done for Christ, will last.”
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