Story Magazine - Spring/Summer, 2011
While I was preparing to write a piece on leadership in new ways for this magazine, I received this letter. It inspired me so much that I want to share it with you. Sometimes the "new ways" need to be
informed—and inspired—by the old ways of faithfulness. Enjoy!
Reprinted with permission.
For many people called to ordained ministry, relocating to seminary just isn't possible. With steady jobs and families to care for, these would-be students once had no other choice but to forgo seminary studies.
As far as friends go, Michael Kimpur and Nathan Roberts couldn't be more different.
Across the country, churches are trying multiple techniques to improve ailing membership numbers. Some churches advertise on television or the radio, others purchase billboards, update their websites or make Facebook pages. Some churches stream their worship services online; others send postcards in the mail.