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READ THE LATEST LEADERSHIP TEAM BLOG - SUNDAY, 14th APRIL, 2019
For those of you who missed the recent AGM here is a part of what I shared on the evening.
Many of you have been involved with submitting questions and queries through your house group to the leaders. We ended up with quite a number and the variety was over a broad spectrum.
This is not intended to be a one-off exercise but we want to encourage a culture of open door. In other words, if you have a problem or issue or something you don’t understand then please share your concerns with one of the leadership team (or indeed if it’s a financial matter then with Belinda – as chair of the trustee team).
LET ME TELL YOU A STORY.
There was once a young oyster who found out that living in the big wide ocean and looking after oneself was quite a challenge. One day while feeding he got a scrap of grit into his shell. But God had given him a wonderful natural ability. He was able to secrete a substance that covered the small piece of grit. Over time, this process continued until it transformed into a beautiful pearl.
Sometimes in our lives we have concerns or problems that need sorting out – if left unanswered they just continue to be grit in our lives and they never become resolved. My hearts desire is to take these issues and discover solutions and answers. I fervently believe that issues that we may see as problems or difficulties we can turn them from grit into stunning pearls.
Never think of them as negative or a step backwards but an opportunity to make a difference and take a step forward.
We are all happy to spend time with you - perhaps over a cup of coffee and chat through the issues and get them better understood and to ultimately get them resolved. So please talk to us / email us / text us / or even use the old dog and bone at any time.
There’s been a bit of a clog in the pipework (hence all the concerns we have to deal with now) and we are sorry for any misunderstanding that you may have gotten from us that you cannot talk to us about your concerns. You see us every week at church – just ask “have you got an hour to meet for coffee - I’ve got one or two things I'd like to chat over with you?” Surely its far easier to talk through one or two issues than try to get through fifty or sixty.
So talk to us and ask and keep on talking and asking – that’s why you have leaders – we don’t want you weighed down with concerns – we don’t want to see you with the grit in your lives – we want to find ways to resolve the issues and move forward. Talk to the people who can make things happen – don’t feed off each other because the grit just grows bigger. Lets resolve to take these opportunities and make them into pearls.
I’ve heard that some of these issues have been on your heart for months or even years – if you don’t talk to us then we don’t know you have an issue. If you talk to us then we can help to resolve it.
Thank you and have a good week – Mike x
(on behalf of the leadership team)
CHURCH + BREAKFAST
At The Petersfield School
A light breakfast from 10.30 a.m. All-Age Meeting, 11.00 a.m. - 12.00