Engage – Encourage – Equip
I – Don’t – Know
Two sets of three words – two ways of describing the work of Eastern Oklahoma Presbytery – two ways forward for us as a mid council and as a denomination.
I don’t want to stay on this point for too long, for fear that you will all start identifying your own three words! But I do want to say that I believe that we, as a Presbytery, are in a good position as we move forward into the next several years.
I had to admit to someone late last week that I was having trouble focusing my thoughts for my remarks today. I think I finally figured out why – I don’t know! I know what we, as a Presbytery, are about. I understand what the things are which we are supposed to be doing, how we are to serve our congregations and leaders, how we need to apply our limited resources to an ever-growing list of needs.
Part of what you ask me to do as your General Presbyter is to participate in forums beyond the bounds of this presbytery. Frankly, that is one of the privileges of serving this Presbytery – the opportunity to listen in on conversations about what other parts of the Presbyterian Church (USA) are thinking and doing. It’s also exciting [Read more…]