Tuesday, October 7, 2008


a Biblical thought...
There is far more at stake here than religion. If you had any idea what this Scripture meant—'I prefer a flexible heart to an inflexible ritual'—you wouldn't be nitpicking like this. (Matt 12:6-7)

a Book thought...
If you want to live more fully start somewhere toward the safe end of the security/freedom continuum and move mindfully toward the free end. (p104 MacKenzie)
a Dave thought...
Yesterday was the beginning of T3, a gathering of Divisional Youth & Children's Secretaries and workers from across three territories. We have an impressive group with over 80 delegates present from NZ, Fiji, Australia Eastern, & Australia Southern territories. Commissioners Joe & Doris Noland have shared their thoughts on children's ministries and Russ Rook on youth as we converse and learn from one another.

Russ shared yesterday how we measure the success of our corps by ABC being Attendance, Buildings, and Cash. By how many attend every Sunday, how impressive our facilities are, and thirdly our offerings and bank balance. He challenged us instead to consider how D for Discipleship could be the main measuring tool and the focus for our ministries.

Just a thought.

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