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02/05/20 Grif.Net – Country Church

02/05/20 Grif.Net – Country Church

[After =
seminary and a couple years full-time ministry as a big-city associate =
pastor, my first “senior pastorate” was in Wild Rose, =
Wisconsin (pop. 585) from 1972-78. Vote of 13-0 to issue me the call and =
they sacrificed much to have/put up with us. I can never imagine the =
faith (and endurance) it took of those people to have me as pastor. BTW, =
I found out that everything in this list is very =
real.]

 

YOU MIGHT BE =
IN A COUNTRY CHURCH IF . . .

 

…..never in =
its entire 100 year history has one of its pastors had to buy any =
vegetables.

 

…..when it =
rains, everybody comes to church smiling.

 

…..the =
church directory doesn’t have last names.

 

…..in the =
annual stewardship drive there is at least one pledge of "two =
calves".

 

…..prayers =
regarding the weather are a standard part of the =
service.

 

…..the only =
time people lock their cars in the church parking lot is during the =
summer, and then only so their neighbors can’t leave 50 zucchini in the =
back seat.

 

…..there is =
no such thing as a "secret" sin.

 

…..finding =
and returning lost sheep isn’t just a parable.

 

…..people =
wonder whether the two fish Jesus used to feed the 5000 were bass or =
walleye.

 

~~

Dr Bob Griffin =

bob@grif.net =
www.grif.net

"Jesus =
Knows Me, This I Love!"