Saturday, 14 July 2012

Ministry over Time

"Without the capacity to rest and wait,
the call to belong can degenerate into craving for affirmation and approval;
the call to be holy can degenerate into religiosity and eccentricity;
the call to be human can degenerate into inappropriate self-protectiveness;
the call to serve can lead to anxiety-driven activism;
and the call to lead can construct mission and ministry as project management with criteria for success and failure that miss the heart of the gospel by a mile.”
Gordon Oliver, Ministry without Madness SPCK