Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Patience for the germination?

In Matthew 13 Jesus tells the well known parable of the sower. As a parable, the main point is the underlying message about the nature and Kingdom of God, not the specific details.

But the tale Jesus spins makes me wonder about churches and the way they can view results.

Are churches prepared to wait for the results of a ministry to develop?
When a church weighs up bum-in-seat results, are they looking for growth to be slow cooked or microwaved?

If we delve into the parable, the results would not have be known until the seeds sprout. I wonder if some churches would have left the field by then due to impatience???

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