be eccentric! (or weird)

it recently occurred to me that over the years i’ve collected a rather diverse group of children’s ministry friends.

i love what’s going on at joel osteen’s church and i’m excited about what’s happening within the emergent church movement.

i’m crazy about the local neighborhood church and yet a lot of my children’s ministry experience comes from working at large churches like willow creek and the chapel.

i’m on the children’s ministry committee at my presbyterian church and at the same time i’m consulting several multi-site churches.

i think maybe i’m eccentric. or weird. or confused.

let’s go with unique!

but, i do have a point: over the years, i’ve collected ministry friends from various backgrounds who challenge, inspire and refine my ministry beliefs and practices.

and today i’m encouraging you to be eccentric. or weird. or unique! and to seek out people to speak into your life who you normally wouldn’t think of – and to work hard to be open to a variety of voices.

because we all have a whole lot to learn from each other.


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by amyedolan on January 25, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    is this “amen” in response to me being weird?!


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