You probably hear many reasons why people aren’t giving money to your organization: “I’m helping my family right now.” “I have other commitments.” “My income is down.” “Maybe next time.” “I’m not that interested in what you do.” There are many more reasons – all of them legitimate.
Leaders ask: We are managing the fast current of change, how long can we sustain this pace in the unknown?
The answer is not long. The solution is rest.
Many of us can’t wait for this pandemic to end so we can get back to normal.
Do you want the good news or the bad news?? Well, the bad news is that you as a pastor or lay leader are probably challenged in this time. The good news… you as pastor and lay leader may be transformed for mission in this time.
On behalf of our consulting teams of Kairos and Associates and The Joshua Group, I would like to share a message in response to the recent acts that brutally exposed the racial injustice and violence in our nation. We are heartbroken, especially as the George Floyd death occurred in our backyard. This event and the protests that have followed have awakened us that we are called to take a stand.
Longing for human touch
Phone calls, zoom, Skype, Facetime
But it’s not enough.
We are all trying our best to make it through meeting after meeting via virtual meeting software. We are trying to keep alert, pay attention, not make judgements about the messy bookshelves behind Steve or wonder why Lilly doesn’t mute when her dog starts barking. Are we really getting anything done?
We all are a part of a bigger body, and we are created for a unique purpose or the health of the larger organism.
Kristin Wiersma | Consultant| Kairos and Associates | firstname.lastname@example.org