I love this, Matt! You know it speaks my language! The only hitch in the giddy up is “when is the involvement of the people the primary indicator of Summit’s support?” What I mean is…are you saying when “x amount” of Summit people are involved then the para-church ministry gets Summit attention? OR, if the ministry is one that provides training and mobilization then it gets Summit’s attention?
I ask because if it is the first scenario then, well, the church leadership holds the keys to making para-church ministries known to the people in the first place. If it is the latter then it really drives who Summit endorses and mobilizes.
Obviously, I prefer the latter but more often than not we find the first scenario to be how most churches operate.
Sorry, of this isn’t as well written as it could be…tapping it from my phone. :-)
Thanks for all you do, Matt! Loving these posts!
Praise God! Thank God for teenagers that teach us . Thank you Philip for listening to God.
I think I may be up for this – would you be interested in watching Avery Saturday or you and I could both go Friday night? Since it’s all women, the women’s director said there will be lots of nursing moms :)
On Mar 6, 2014, at 12:00 PM, Veronica Greear on The City <(email address removed)> wrote:
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