Easter brings me both great joy and a bit of sadness. Joy because of the Resurrection. Sadness because it is one of two times a year, I take people off of the church rolls because they no longer come. I try to contact these people throughout the year. Mostly, I get no response. Did we hurt them? Were they put off? Did they find something better? Are they struggling with a crisis? I pray for them. I want to know what might make
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Father, help me be the best Christ I can be when seekers show up. Fill me with your agenda and flush out my own. Inspire me to understand their journey more than I want them to understand mine. May they be the subject of my ministry and never the object. And, Father, place them in some church where they may be fed and sent by your Son.