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Sacred Reminder

Dec 10, 2008
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The programs aren't sacred.
The methods aren't sacred.
The ministries aren't sacred.
The service times aren't sacred.
The communication style isn't sacred.
The committees aren't sacred.
The bylaws aren't sacred.
The denomination isn't sacred.
The style of music isn't sacred.
The color of carpet isn't sacred.
The font that's used on in the bulletin isn't sacred.

The only thing that's sacred is the mission of Jesus.

Sometimes we just need to be reminded…


13 Responses to “Sacred Reminder”

  1. Eric says:

    Are we talking about an individual church’s “mission” statement, or the Great ComMISSION?

  2. Mitch says:

    Thanks Scott, that’s a brilliant reminder.

  3. ahhhh….timely reminder. Thank you Scott

  4. Chris Courtney says:

    AMEN!!!!

  5. Leanne Shawler says:

    Oh there has to be a way to pin this to a wall somewhere.
    Although, you know, I think deadlines should be sacred…. (although they never are)

  6. Chris S. says:

    Whoa, wait a minute… the font in the program isn’t sacred!? But we’ve done it like that since 1834!
    On a more serious note, I am wondering if “mission” is really the bottom line. I think I know what you are saying with this but if we stick to that language it can be pretty easy to put “mission” above people and then people simply become pawns in a quest to achieve “mission.”
    I am certain that you are defining mission as making disciples, which intrinsically values people and following Jesus, but the bottom line of “mission” could be a tripping point for some.
    Just thinking “out loud.” :-)

  7. Tammy Burns says:

    Thank you for this great reminder..

  8. Corbett says:

    hmmmmmm… I don’t know, Scott. The Font isn’t sacred? Some of them are at least blessed, right? I mean come on… HELVETICA!!!

  9. Ross says:

    I love the sacred: http://sacredism.com/
    & Scott, thanks for your love of the arts!
    -st. Mars

  10. sounds like seeds to change are being planted!

  11. ted says:

    It seems that facial hair is sacred :-) .

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