|I hope this week to announce my new job as the details get finalized. They have to check my references, which means I better get some checks in the mail, and finalize a couple of other details. I feel good about this. I never cease to be amaze into the bizarre adventure outlined on my resume ... emphasis on adventure. I don't think at any point I could go back in time and have predicted what was coming next, although certainly I would have liked to. Graphic Artist. Adoption Caseworker. Admission Counselor. College teacher. Solo pastor of Dysfunction Junction. Assoc. Pastor & media specialist in an ECUSA church and now this ...
I think next I will push the mass evangelism paradigm out of the early part of last century, into something more relevant and pomo. Essentially, Bill Hybels and the seeker methodology is mass evangelism every week. I think he's on to something, even though his strategy is beginning to be dated. My very close friend who lives in the area says Willow is experiencing some trauma as the boomers are now becoming entrenched in their ways towards the up & coming generations.
Do you watch Letterman or Oprah? (side bar: I've seen Rev. T.D. Jakes on Oprah recently. What a godly man.) I'm thinking of an evangelistic event, held in a public place, with thousands in attendence, where a call for commitment to Christ will be made and the overall strategy will be a blend of Oprah, Letterman, Len Sweet, Bill Hybels, U2 & realty TV. I think I'll have Bono as my first guest, although doing it live will leave no opportunities for bleeping the f-bombs.
Imagine an evangelist with the compassion of Oprah, the humor of Letterman, the gospel passion of Hybels and the understanding of culture like Len Sweet ... all wrapped into a 2 hour nightly event with great music and an opportunity to shack up with Christ. We would definitely have to have some kewl freebies to give away.