The Ministry of Attendance?

Ben Arment is blogging about his experience in Washington D.C. at the Capitol Hill Weekender. As a former church planter, he has had a little church culture shock at Dever’s Church. I think this quote is very insightful.

I was talking with a nice young guy this morning and asked him, “So how are you involved here at the church?” He responded in all seriousness, “I’m involved right now in the ministry of attendance.”

The standards and the expectations are so high that just showing up for church feels like a significant exercise in personal ministry. I’ve often heard it said that most Southern Baptist pastors would not even qualify to join Capitol Hill.

Here are some other posts by Ben about the experience.

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