Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Summer break?

Bob left a comment yesterday on the blog that said:

In our church the start of ordinary time seems to start a period of people stepping back and looking at church from the outside. Usually coinciding with summer it seems to me like everything goes on vacation Sunday school, Bible studies,even the choir, it seems kind of sad.
I've seen the same trend in our church, and I imagine that it is kind of common, and it is kind of sad. I understand why it happens -- people are on vacation, volunteers need a break from what they are doing. I do wonder, though, if there is an alternative.

If normal programming is not popular during the summer months, then what can we do instead? How can we adapt our ministries to fit the circumstances? What new thing can be done to allow for growth in ministry, even during Ordinary time. Even this time of year offers opportunities for growth in ministry -- where are those opportunities and how can we take advantage of them?

Does oridinary time allow for time off? Or can it be a time for growh?



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