Friday, August 28, 2009

Seminary questions

I've been asked by a seminary to share some thoughts with their long range planning committee. Surely they must be nuts for wanting my opinion, but I was honored to be asked. They would like me to answer the following 3 questions (on Sept. 16):
  • What is God doing in your ministry context?
  • What are the biggest challenges you face?
  • What can [the seminary] do to help you and what do we need to do to help our students face similar challenges?
It would probably not be a good idea to show up and just say "I dunno." Actually, it has been helpful to me personally just thinking through the questions - though I don't really have any answers yet. I thought maybe writing them out might help. If anyone has any suggestions, please feel free to share.


Larry Geiger said...

You are probably closer to real life for most Pastors than some Pastors in large, fancy churches in big suburban areas.

dan horwedel said...

It is somewhat interesting that for years we've said the average church in NA is about 75 people, but then all of our models on "how to do church" come from big mega-churches.