Saturday, November 15, 2008

About Priorities

I don't know about you, but I am rethinking the whole "setting my priorities" advice. I find the old enumerated listing of chosen priorities insufficient to deal with modern day life and thought. For me, "God" or my relationship to God, is not so much a "priority" as a way of life, a foundation that provides essential structure and meaning. So, having God as a "first priority" makes little sense to me. Added to this is my growing view that setting daily priorities is more of a "dynamic" rather than "static" process, depending on the day and the needs associated with that time in my life. So, today, while God is my foundation or starting point, my wife or family may be primary, but tomorrow, while not neglecting wife and family, my work at the church may be primary. Or, it may be that I have "equal priorities" if there is such a thing!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Introducing myself

Hello fellow bloggers!! Just an intro note to all who may be interested. I am a pastor and church health consultant in south central PA in Lancaster County. I have an active mentoring ministry to other pastors and interested lay leaders in different Christian evangelical groups and denominations. I am also a licensed church health consultant with ChurchSmart Resources using the Natural Church Development (NCD) method.

I am very much interested in theological and leadership discussions in the ministry world. I would invite all who would like to converse to contact me.

--Carl Shank