"I urge you to consider signing a Partnership Agreement. We function
within a society that treasures "choice." That can be a
wonderful thing - and a curse at times. We are always in search of choice
and, important to note, that at times "choice" can come at the cost
of commitment. Partnership should be a form of joy-filled commitment that
one freely chooses.
We need committed people to move NewChurch LIVE forward. Commitment is what sees us through that one crummy Sunday service we did not like, through the anger at someone in a small group, through the times frankly when this church and yes this minister will disappoint. Commitment moves us through all the petty annoyances that are part of a group of people trying to do something important together.
And what comes out the back end is the sheer joy
of - and here I am borrowing TR's words - doing work worth doing. Folks,
this is work worth doing! It is worth doing because it is for the highest
of purposes - trying to help ourselves, our fellow humanity, and our God to do
something good. Parternership is about a stake in the ground, a flag on
top of the mountain, saying "Here we go."
I so appreciate all the committed partners that have gotten us this far. I look forward to what the next step looks like! My goal is to hit 100 "Partners" in short order. Just fill it out and return it to the office, 2735 Huntingdon Pike, Box 716, Bryn Athyn, PA. 19009." Pastor Chuck
want to become a Partner in this Church. As such I understand that the call to Partnership is sacred. I understand it is sacred because it calls for certain levels of sacrifice. That sacrifice must always be with an eye to the greater good, in a spirit of loving kindness towards God and my fellow humanity.