Today I sat down with a white pastor in my area. Real nice guy and his church has been such an incredible partner with us. Although I had it back in my mind, I didn't know that our conversation would be dominated by the race conversation.
“Do you think there is a prevailing culture of racism in America?” he asked. “Yes.” My answer was simple and straightforward
Stop listening to your pastor...only. I am serious. If I was your senior pastor, I would tell you to quit only listening to me.
What do I mean?
Listening only to the preaching of one pastor is like only going to one doctor. Your doctor may be really good at diagnosing the flu. They may know everything about you.
Partnering with other ministries across the river or across the tracks is essential in building kingdom ministry. Unfortunately, very few churches do this.
We've come to the end of a 6 part series on the Book of Habakkuk.
If you've not had the opportunity to check out the other posts or have missed one, you can find them all here.
So far we've looked at Habakkuk's complaint, God's response and his promises. In other posts we considered the outside influences on our students. In this post we look at how we as youth workers impact the students we serve.
As I've mentioned in earlier posts, the Book of Habakkuk has a few lessons to keep us youth workers encouraged.I decided to write about these lessons in a series on the five "woes" mentioned in the second Chapter.
The first two posts where an introduction to the five "woes". Now we jump in.