i really enjoyed meeting tom brackett earlier this year - we've become good friends in a short space of time. he works for/with the episcopal church in the USA nudging it in the direction of church planting and redevelopment. he connects with, networks and encourages new edges and leaders. he has a great piece on his blog what might you have done differently? . when he was in the UK he asked people the following question:
the answers come down to two dominant themes -
- we should not have let young people drift out of church (which meant we gradually lost sight of the gap between church culture and the wider culture)
- we should not have lost sight of how to nurture the prophetic voice in our midst.
so playing it back to leaders in the USA tom strongly advocates
she who has ears to hear let her hear...