27 June, 2 p.m.

That's my appointment day and time with the Pastoral Care department at church.

Subject: this is where I'm planning to go.  Can I be used of Mars Hill if I do this?

I don't know what to think yet.  I have concerns with how this will be approached, and since Mars Hill is going in a different direction with respect to helping people with same sex attractions, I don't know that I will be particularly useful if I go to the training that I want to go to.

I believe in submitting to the church's authority.  I've had concerns, yes, but I still find my pastors worthy men who are taking on considerable burdens and responsibility in the name of spreading the gospel.

But what if that submission means not being used to help spread the gospel towards the gay men and women who are heavy on my heart?  Will I be able to serve Mars Hill without feeling like a complete waste of space?  Am I always doomed to feel like an alien in that body?  Will I continue to make hysterical, cynical statements of doom about the future without always getting the facts first?

So 27 June.  Please pray.

~ by WriterRand on June 7, 2006.

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