So, as promised yesterday, let me be specific today about what might work in your search for a new savior-leader for the fading, moderating, returning to the good old days convention of Texas baptist Christians. I promised yesterday to be specific. Let me try.
You must abhor the cliche. Religion is mostly nonsense on its face if it is not readily practicable (and diligently practiced) as ritual. Repetition is part of ritual, but for your sake quit repeating the errors.
Thus, reframe the conversation. Offer pastoral care to pastors with the notion the pastors (preaching ministers and vocational staff) will offer pastoral care to the churches. No, you do not do this now. Free church ministers are barely vetted in most churches, never have to advance their education beyond reading Purpose Driven Whatever, could not tell Heraclitus from Hamlet and don't actually believe much of what they preach from Sermon Central.
You need a better breed of vocational workers. The ones you have now qre dying of old age. The young seem to be distracted by bright baubles dangled before them by the secular culture. Depth? Serenity?
Reframe the conversation. Start to work on the preachers/staff. Help the churches weed out the pedophiles, the woman abusers, the drunken drivers. There is a gracious place for such persons but it is first in rehab, not the nave.
Tomorrow, I will tell you where to find a fellow who can help you reframe the conversation.
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