What About the Non-Clergy
Thanks to Gary, (non-ordained) for joining the conversation. What about getting others in the conversation who are not clergy. I think the power of BELIEVE is listening to those who are in the pews not in the pulpit (although I haven't used one in 20 years).
There is a group of singers (volunteers) who sing in different congregations around the synod. This group of the faithful are off to sing on Sunday for the members of Grace and Mercy Lutheran Church in Hermiston. They all pay for their own lodging and travel. They have sung in Hermiston, Bend, Newport, and Portland to mention a few.
OK Pastor's. Would you point your leaders to this conversation and ask them to join in?