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Posted: Jun-12-10 at 2:52pm | IP Logged  

Hello Spike, that is, John, or JP!

It's wonderful to see you here. Yes, John and I have known each other from back in the seventies, while I was still in college and he was still in high school. He was one of the "counsel members" in the outreach ministry I directed. Wow, that's a long time, eh? Please jump right in wherever you'd like, okay?

Jim


      

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Posted: Jun-12-10 at 3:25pm | IP Logged  

Spike good to have you, welcome sir!

Jim just what is a "counsel member" anyway?


      

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Posted: Jun-12-10 at 4:17pm | IP Logged  

 

    Hi John, welcome!



      

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luvin wrote:
Spike good to have you, welcome sir!

Jim just what is a "counsel member" anyway?


It was kind of like the inner circle of the ministry.

Jim


      

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One of the things I did with the counsel members was to let one of them per month give the message at the outreach meeting. Now THAT proved very interesting at times!! 

      

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Who was the outreach for? What was the out reach intended to be?

      

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luvin wrote:
Who was the outreach for? What was the out reach intended to be?


It was an evangelical soul-winning program. ;)


      

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I guess what I am trying to ask Jim is WHO was it to? Did you have an intended target of people or was it just a gathering that if  one of the members of the church had a potential convert, they would bring them here?

      

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luvin wrote:
I guess what I am trying to ask Jim is WHO was it to? Did you have an intended target of people or was it just a gathering that if  one of the members of the church had a potential convert, they would bring them here?


We were independent of any church. Those who came were mostly brought in by the kids in the group. However, there were periods where one or more churches would encourage their kids to come. Primarily, we were looking to reach those outside the church. Though we did visit many churches in those days. Scouting around, I suppose.


      

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Ah I see. Almost sounds like a youth ministry by the way you describe it.

      

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luvin wrote:
Ah I see. Almost sounds like a youth ministry by the way you describe it.


Exactly!


      

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AND, were you ever the Reverend Jim, Jim?  
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Dave S wrote:
AND, were you ever the Reverend Jim, Jim?  


Indeed, I was! And I've had to pull out that dusty title every time I've performed a wedding. Actually, I got "ordained" in order to perform my first wedding. For my ordination paper I chose to write about how we needed to forsake the way the religious world has put some people above others through ordination. I had been touched by the grace of God and refused to be called Reverend Jim, even back in 1976.




      

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Spike, welcome!

      

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