church recruitment: aim low and you're never disappointed
And finally, we are looking for someone to volunteer for the post of church treasurer...
I sense a new direction to take when it comes to encouraging folk to get involved in church leadership/ or other offices within it... Perhaps we have been guilty of too much spin? Or of over-accentuating the positive? Or a little obsessed with 'fresh expressions' of church?
How about the following attempt:
Wondering what to do with your life? Tried lots of things but not really managed to achieve much? Are you a wee bit feeble? Possibly stupid?
A loser in love's cruel lottery?
Take heart! There is one more option you could explore!
In the comforting words of
G. D. Henderson:
'if one were not strong enough in body or mind to
become a satisfactory robber baron, or if one had a leaning to
contemplation or sainthood, or if one had failed in the marriage market,
then the Church offered its opportunities.' [G. D. Henderson, The
Scottish Ruling Elder, p12]
Marvellous... although, personally, I quite fancy having a go at being a satisfactory robber baron :)
He does go on to discuss 'a remarkable cleavage in society'. The mind boggles!!