A post from Nathan on having a great time and church constitutions!
Question: Do you know how to make writing a church constitution a more palatable experience?
Answer: Do it in a Bavarian Biergarten!
Let me introduce you to a new hero of mine. This is Andi. Andi and his wife, Annika, have been rocks for us these last nine months that we have been in Munich. They really really know how to love and care for people and have done everything they can to make our transition to Munich easier.
Andi and I have been trying to make the time to sit down and work on the legal constitution for our church plant. Of course this is not a glamorous exercise but Andi made it a much more memorable and fun experience by suggesting we work on it in a Beer Garden and then he brought along a feast of traditional Bavarian food. It was actually quite a profound feeling to be surrounded by rich Bavarian culture whilst working on a document that is aimed at reaching out to the people of Munich.
One of the first lessons of Church Planting is that the whole thing needs a huge dose of fun. You can’t afford to take yourself too seriously otherwise you will soon end up demoralised and burnt out. And who wants to join a group of people who don’t enjoy themselves? Our task is deeply serious but we intend to have a great time along the way. I am so grateful to have people like Andi and Annika with us who love us and help us make sure that we keep life and ministry fun and light.
Of course, we are on the look out for like minded people to join us on this journey! Do you like to have a good time?? Do you have a passion for the local church?? If yes, then what better way to spend your time than helping a church plant in the wonderful city of Munich get started. You will be having a historical impact on the city of Munich and beyond, and will be having a ball along the way. Get in touch!