1/19/2010

Pastor Leno is coming Back

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A statement by the Board of Administration on the return of Pastor Leno.


So, what do you think?

keith drury

17 comments:

nathan richardson said...

love it coach

Burton Webb said...

You are on a roll!

sumpteretc said...

Wow, Pastor Jimmy Fallon? Now, that's a scary thought.

Dave Warren said...

And were you the D.S. who had to deal with the whole mess LOL

Thanks Dr. D

Rudy said...

Coach -

i love reading your writing Coach. no matter what it is, it is thought provoking!

Daniel said...

Great truth about change, and affect on everyone. The question might be,how to deal with the community which is laughing at both sides?

Jim Yelvington said...

You nailed it Keith, sadly that's not far off from what we struggle with out here in the OC.

Larry & Gena Baney said...

Thanks Keith for the parody... I just wonder how many other LBAs wish they had not forced some pastoral changes...

Troy N Janel Keaton said...

Very Good parody! Funny, Sad and True

Mark-Connie Haines said...

I'm with Troy. I laughed and I cried. Too bad churches and networks often make decisions for the same reasons. (Mark)

Tom Moe said...

I pray that I will eventually be able to laugh. Right now I just cry.

Bonnie Sloan Mowat said...

I'm sorry, Tom! :(

Tom Moe said...

Thanks. The problem in the UMC is that we Jay Leno's have been told to seek other directions as the conference is seeking minority appointments. Like Leno, you watch your former congregation, of which you put your heart and soul, drop in half and then drop in half again. These Conan Obrien's are great people, however, many of them have little ... See Moretraining. The big issue is that people won't come out and hear a sermon if the speaker doesn't relate to the congregation nor is able to speak understandable English. Unlike Jay Leno, you can't go back and neither are all the people who are leaving. The positive note is that our immigrants are greatly enriching other churches.
I was fortunate to find a full time career in hospice and weekend supply. I really feel for those who are in the prime of their career and are out the door.
Thanks for caring.

dan said...

As usual, I’m amazed by your ability to leverage any and everything into a teachable moment. This is absolutely brilliant.I’m 26 [just out of college and seminary] and my question is at what point do you say, we have to start planning for the future?

I think the root issue of the “worship wars” of the past 30 years has been in the fact that for the previous 80 there wasn’t any major changes. People became used to the songs and the types of song played. The services were pretty static in the way they were performed. Of course a person who’s been going to the same service for 50 years is going to resist changing the way they worship…

I think the same thing happened to the boomer contemporary service. They became static, the same thing, the same style, just in a more contemporary way. This means that as a new generation comes in with a different vibe, once again there is going to be resistance. Just this time by the people who fought for change a couple of decades ago…Perhaps the leaders of the boomer generation have set their people up to resist a new direction just like the generations before them set their people up to resist change?

Keith Drury said...

DAN,
Well put... and soon we will see how well the emerging generation is at adapting to change... if you are like the boomers it will take you a decade to install your changes, and about the time they finally get installed the next generation will emerge" and try to change it (sometimes back like it was before you changed it) then we shall see if your generation--having only "just" accomplished your revolution, falls into the same trap as the boomers--defending the old contemporary as the new... I hope you do better than the revolutionary boomers who quickly became conservatives protecting their own changes...

thanks for the insight Dan!

dan said...

coach,
I think you're right. It seems to be a bit of a pattern now.

I heard somebody say, if the emergents are to be successful in bring change to the church, they need to hot potatoe leadership to those coming behind them.

That may not be a bad idea...

vanilla said...

"Change" is not always desirable. Need I site examples?