Let's talk. We can not move forward if we are not willing to talk with one another. The Network has posted many articles since Synod 2022. The last five posts had 5400 readings yet we as a congregation of Christians provided less than 10 comments on those posts. Those are the numbers. So let's start talking!
There are those that may be thinking, "Synod's done, so what's there to talk about? I'm just a member of the Church. Synod and those meetings are for pastors, elders, and other leadership members, not for me. So why comment?"
My response? Nothing could be further from the truth!
We are all children of God, we are His Church on earth. We are Christians! We have a say, we must speak up and talk with one another, in fact we were told to do exactly that by the Apostles.
Jesus Christ, the greatest leader of our faith and of all Christians and churches throughout the world, would speak to his disciples and to the people, the lambs of the world, by inviting us to speak with one another and with HIM!
Jesus invites YOU to talk, to talk about the Church—its direction, and about how you feel about that direction. Jesus did not raise his students to sit and just listen. He engaged them in conversation, what a beautiful leader Christ is today! Yes, today He is calling us to talk, yet we are not listening if we go by the numbers.
5400 of you have read the recent articles and only a couple of comments have been made by the members. Can you imagine Jesus speaking to the masses and no one engaging in conversation? What would have happened, the people would have missed the greatest gift ever. We are missing a gift, an opportunity to talk and listen and engage in conversation about OUR Church. The Church is not just for pastors, elders, and leadership teams. No, it is for YOU!
I implore you to read or re-read the articles, and speak up, make your voice be heard. Remember to engage with respect and love with all who write a comment, even if you disagree. As I teach my students, engage with respect and by doing so you will learn and grow.
As a congregation of all CRC we must grow and to do so is to talk.
Yes, sisters and brothers, we can talk.
Peace and love to all,