Friday, December 01, 2006

Running the church

I once talked to a pastor who had served the congregation where many of my mother's family worship. He said that when he went to that congregation he was warned that the N... family ran the church. So he was a bit cautious. Then he figured out that they spoke their minds, argued their positions and once a decision was made shut up and supported that decision even when they disagreed. They ran the church because they volunteered and worked where needed, but not because they wanted the power or prestige. Somehow I took that as the compliment it was meant to be.

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