I got to arrived at Buckhannon, West Virginia this afternoon for a my Church Administration Class. For about 6 hours or so, we discussed various administrators in the bible, the needed for Church Administration, etc… and I listened to others – all of them pastors – discuss what was happening in their church.
Namely because I realized that their goal was not to hide everything in a cloak of secrecy, but to help bring their church members into the fold, into the decision making process, and to really unite the congregation around a common mission – that is, sharing Christ with the world.
Coming from a Pastor-Only church, wherein the pastor controlled EVERY THING, hearing this saddened me in the fact that for so many years, people were coming and going and used only for numbers, when instead, had we tried to help them feel at home…
Well, you see what I mean.