How do you view the people in your congregation?

More reflections on Acts 20 following our leadership discussions …

We were struck again by Paul’s tears. ‘I have done the Lord’s work humbly and with many tears’ (19). ‘Remember the three years I was with you – my constant watch and care over you night and day, and my many tears for you’ (31). Which led us to wondering whether we see the people in our congregations as:

— a problem to be endured

— a puzzle to be solved

— a pastoral task to be completed

— a potential to be realised

Or  ‘the church of God, which he bought with his own blood’ (Acts 20:28).

3 thoughts on “How do you view the people in your congregation?

  1. ouch! I think I experience all of these daily – including sometimes even the Acts 20 one. Grace is all that keeps me going…

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