You’re here because you know something is wrong. What you know you can’t
explain, but you feel it. You’ve felt it your entire ministerial life, perhaps all your life - that
there’s something wrong with the church. You don’t know what it is, but it’s there, like a
splinter in your mind, driving you mad. It is this feeling that has brought you to this
paper. Do you know what I’m talking about?
Even after all the trainings and workshops, even after the switch to adaptive
leadership and all-ages worship and a bit of multi-media, something’s still wrong.
Church still isn’t what it could be, what it needs to be for the coming century.
Out of my stillness, I can help with this confusion. I can’t give you any answers,
but I can offer a conceptual framework, some guidelines, some suggestions, one
ancient sacred spiritual practice, and promise my fellowship as you see how deep the
rabbit hole goes. It’s a sacred journey. Choose well, Alices. Take one pill and
everything you know about church is wrong, take the other and you can ignore
everything else I have to say and go back to your congregation as if I never existed and
as if this paper never existed. You will never know the difference.