Friday, July 06, 2007

A question: Why not more pastors?

"Why aren't more pastors involved in this?" asked one of my friends this morning standing with me outside an abortion clinic. I told him we were happier preaching and staying respectable in the eyes of the world and our parishoners than we were in activating the faith.

Then we asked someone else who was standing out there. Doug said that most churches are outreach oriented in the first place and, second, most churches who are will start ministries that are easier and more compatible with traditional emphases than, say, abortion clinic ministry. If that is ever added, it will be added to a much larger mix of outreach and compassionate efforts.

He is probably right.

But the abortion clinic ministry was our first ministry at DaySpring. Then we added all the rest.

What a backward bunch I serve with!



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