Doing4th November 2016
Ah yes, that old tension between 'doing ministry' and 'being in ministry'. The perennial tussle between Martha and Mary. Perhaps never intended to be sweetly resolved into a perfection of equipoise, but an ongoing down and dirty wrestling match day by day? For most people in ministry there is certainly a huge amount of doing. Often an overwhelming, overloading, remorseless, unremitting amount of doing . And a sense that somehow the very essence of the way we think about doing and being in ministry has gone awry. What is it that we’re doing? How do things pass through our filters and choices and decisions to become the things we do rather than the things we don’t do day by day? And how do those things we end up doing reflect and relate to our core sense of who we are and what we are for?
Perhaps these are some of the questions we can start to explore together on the Sheldon Hub?