I love a good story. Make it a story with a bit of sarcasm, and it becomes even better. Use the sarcasm/story to compare and contrast Jesus with modern church practices… and I’m hooked.
The author begins with a few “one liners”:
*Did Jesus always pray before his staff meetings?
*I’m guessing Jesus’ administrative assistant was tough to get past. I’ll bet she protected him well.
*And then Jesus said, “Go into the world and cast my vision.”
*Then Jesus sat down with his exec team & said “What are your measurable goals for this year?”
*Then Phillip said to the Ethiopian, “When you get back, find some big dog power brokers in your church & get them on board with your vision.”
*And then Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, because if you get the kids, their parents will follow.”
*Then Jesus said, “Do not worry about tomorrow, but stockpile canned goods because the world will end soon.”
*When they gathered in the upper room for supper Jesus said, “This is my brand, created for you. Share it where ever you may go.”
Following these, the author “recreates” a “staff meeting” between Jesus and some of his followers. It is interesting, entertaining, and perhaps eye-opening to put Jesus in this kind of meeting – the kind of meeting that happens week in and week out among many vocational ministers.
I encourage you to read the entire post.
Could you imagine Jesus holding this kind of staff meeting? Why does it seem so normal for church organizations today?
So, what would a “staff meeting” with Jesus actually look like?