August 22nd, 2006


I begin to see a pattern here

Tonight at 7:00 p.m. was our Nurture Committee meeting. Except that the chair announced orally in worship on Sunday that we would meet early (I thought she said 6:00 p.m.), pitch-in style, to start in on the after-summer projects.

Well, I was at the church just before six with food. Nobody showed up. I thought, maybe she said 6:30? But that came and went. At 7:00 -- and still nobody there -- I decided to go home.

Either the meeting was cancelled (and they forgot to tell me) -- which I doubt -- or the meeting was at another location (one "everybody" knew about), and they didn't bother to announce or publish the location.

The Education Committee pulled one like this in July.

One of the big reasons why churches don't grow is that they are not clued into seeing themselves as newcomers do who are looking to plug in. Now, newcomers wouldn't be attending a committee meeting, but still. The more we do things based on what "everybody" knows, the more we will be scratching our heads (and other parts), wondering why "everybody" didn't participate.

Oh, well. Guess I'll call it a day. Maybe there'll be a "teachable moment" to come out of this. We'll see.