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When I said “We” should

When I said “We” should do it, I meant “You”
I found this great little story by John O’keefe tonight on his blog. I don’t know how many times I’ve seen situations like this happen in churches all over the place:

i have seen this first hand, and i am getting sick thinking about it – one year, while i was the senior pastor, the elders of the church came up with a great idea – all the leaders would volunteer at a local kitchen and “show” how to help. as the date got closer, and closer – what was to be a show of action, turned into the church writing a check to help with the kitchen – over a months time, every last elder backed out because of “family matters.” one elder, at the elders meeting, said, “just because we are unable to go does not mean we should not have the paid staff go – this will be good for them, it should teach them to serve.”

“Passing the Buck” seems to be one of our favorite games to play in Christian circles.

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November 28, 2002 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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