Rustlings (January 26, 2015)

Why does it take four remote controls to watch one DVD? I’m sitting on the sofa, attempting to watch The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (the cinematic adaptation of a C. S. Lewis classic), and I’m juggling four remote controls! One controls the DVD player, one the television, one the cable box (which is probably unnecessary…but since I’m juggling) and the other the sound bar. I’ve been told a ‘universal remote’ can combine and simplify all these tasks. I do not believe it. I’ve never seen it accomplished. I guess I’ll just keep juggling…

The work of the church can get complicated. Multiple committees, hundreds of volunteers, thousands of square feet of facilities, and a plethora of programs create a complex system. This past Sunday, we enjoyed the inaugural meeting of our Ministry Leadership Team. This team of staff, select committee chairs, program leaders and congregants represent every committee in our church! They are tasked with helping chart our future, helping monitor multitudinous details and funneling ideas and work to the proper committees, organizations or persons. They also insure that the congregation is informed of process and progress with regard to all these matters. In our first meeting, we recommended the Property Committee designate additional handicap parking places outside our Sanctuary. We recommended the deacons consider approving an ongoing relationship with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra and the housing of their ‘Spotlight Series’ at our facility. We also recommended the deacons give attention to the possible establishment of trustees, review our building usage policies and approve the restructure of our Kindergarten and Infant Toddler Program Committee. We accomplished a lot in an hour, you’ve been informed of all recommendations, and there was no juggling required…

– Jim