I was challenged a number of years ago by something that Dr. John Piper had written. He said that every Pastor should be a writer.
Every week as I prepare my sermon it is not unusual for me to write several thousand words. However, if I was to show you WHAT I wrote I don’t think you would be overly impressed (even if you could make sense of them!) because my writing is part of a process towards preaching and is not for publication (thankfully!).
I also have my wonderful Moleskin journal. There is something incredible about writing in a moleskin and it is JUST the right size. Love it. I use it for prayers, thoughts, rants (!), observations etc etc.
All this to say, this blog is the next piece in the puzzle. It is meant to primarily serve the group of people I pastor in the Mission area of Kelowna (hence the name!). This could mean a number of things including articles, prayers, videos and blog posts. We’ll see!
The focus of MissionLogs could be to log a number of topics:
- As a pastor a local community church with an amazing group of people, I am excited to share all the good things God is doing in my city and hear about your news too!
- As someone who has been in a number of different leadership positions, I’d love to chat about how new leaders can best prepare themselves for the variety of experiences they will face.
- As someone who is passionate about being ‘on mission’, I would love to chat about some ‘best practices’ when it comes to leading other people in their mission.
- As a Dad with a large(ish) family, I’d love to talk about and learn from others on balancing ministry, raising kids (especially teenagers!) and being a great husband.
- As a person who is desperate to know God more, I’d love to connect with others who are on a similar path.
- As someone who regularly gets to preach and speak, I’d love to learn how to improve!
You get the picture. I want to be involved in a site that’s all about inspiring those who are seeking to grow in Jesus.
This is not a site for me to tell you how to live —you wouldn’t want that! Rather, I hope it can be a place where we inform and inspire one another in our individual missions.
In doing so I’m envisaging we’ll be touching on a lot of topics. Over the months and years ahead I suspect we’ll talk about everything from coping with the tough ‘stuff’, building teams, coping with criticism, envisioning, parenting, preaching, theology and much, much more.
Join the mission!
If you’d like to journey with MissionLogs, there are a couple of ways you can do it.
1. Subscribe, follow, connect
For starters I’d love you to connect with MissionLogs by subscribing or following us in a way that suits your natural online rhythms. I have an RSS feed, and a Twitter account, so far. Connect with the ones that fit with the way that you use the web.
If you’d like to do more than follow what MissionLogs does—if you’d like to be a part of the mission logging plan then please keep commenting and connecting and let’s see where it all goes!
Here’s to the Mission!