People that change the world don't go it alone. I like the saying "To go fast, go alone. To go far, go together." Sure it will be messier, but so much sweeter. (who wouldn't rather a s'mores than a paper plate with a dry marshmallow, right?)
Next Tuesday (October 31, 2017) is the 500th anniversary of the day Martin Luther nailed his list of 95 Thesis to the Castle Church door. (I bet the trustees had some "words" with him!)
It kicked off what we know to be the "Reformation." It was/is a big deal.
But Luther didn't change the world on his own. That was certainly a defining moment, but what made it stick is that there was a whole network of like-minded reformers.
A network of reformers! A reformer is simply a person who makes changes to something in order to improve it. (thank you Google)
Have you ever felt like one of your roles at church is to be a person who changes something in order to improve it? It could be how something sounds, how a note is played or sang, how a scripture is brought to life, how something looks, how a relationship grows...
Have you ever felt alone in that pursuit?
Since we're called to the long game, we simply must "go together."
On Sunday, I listened to a message on the history of the reformation. The thing that stood out to me was the sheer number of names of those who pushed this thing forward. But they weren't individuals, it was networks of connected people.
Networks of reformers...trying to make changes in order to improve it. They met to encourage each other, to ask questions, to share knowledge, and to not feel alone.
So our quest demands this question: How connected am I?
You might be one of the dozens of leaders that have come to one of our monthly worship leader groups. Or not. You can come for the first time and you'll be welcomed. There are three of them next week in Central PA. Look here.
There might not be one near you. You can start one. Like this.
I'd love to help you make the connections happen!