chipping away



don't know if it's known but we are a pretty good church...i ordered helium the other day, the guy on the phone said, 'you're that pretty good church up in indian ripple rd...i said, 'yep, we're not a perfect church' he commented, 'it's better to be forgiven than perfect' i said.'yep that's why we're pretty good...we are forgiven by the Perfect one.'

we also are working on prettygoodchurch.com and a blog http://prettygoodchurch.blogspot.com

below is a post from the blog

pretty good churches...chip away...

how often are pastors under pressure to be all together...to have all we envision in place...the reality... a pretty good church chips away...small steps help keep the church moving toward a future vision...looking to the not yet, but embracing the now of the not yet... or vision...Vision...those who dream of what could be will create what could be laurie beth jones

we move forward one step at a time, sometimes it seems like two steps back and one step forward...working toward vision takes time, patience and faith...often a pretty good mindset helps us keep focus...patient and plodding on...knowing what we envision will come to pass...

one speaker mentioned how every church make it...plodding on, one day at a time, learning not to drift through life on a river of routine but to have an active faith... our situation:a new paint job on the building...done...a children's area / ministry excitingly emerging...done... how? by keeping the end in mind and walking with small steps that create small but large changes... a new outreach adventure touching single parents... in process...

a pretty good church remembers we are all in process...the danger comes when we lose sight of the end...when we lose sight of the steps that need to happen for the not yet to become a reality we can become frustrated and enter into unbelief...

fact: a pretty good church...chips away in a positive, hope-filled mindset which over time produces the mission that keeps us on vision...think:the mission of Jesus was the vision...on mission=on vision...that's pretty good...as a pretty good church we are committed to the chip away.
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