An encouraging community

Last night was our church’s annual ‘all kids’ team meeting, and I left feeling so…. conflicted. My favourite part of any meeting is when we tell stories. Stories transform a room. We all lit up with laughter and wonder as we shared stories of children meeting with God, children leading and serving, and children responding to the gospel in powerful ways. We pondered the quiet triumphs of pastoral care, our hysterical epic failures (many of which were mine) and what we have been seeing God do in the past year. It was sheer joy. 

As I looked around the room, I was struck by how crucial these moments are for us as leaders, to get out of the trudge of the weekly and monthly programme...

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