The Sacrifice of Service
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The Sacrifice of Service

by Andrew Rennie, Lynden SERVE Host Team Member My second year on the Host Team of Lynden SERVE felt different from the first. The first year left me wishing I could have done more or been more involved. I was inspired by the work of the students, by witnessing their comradery and unity, and by watching our church come together and work purposefully to the glory of God. Still, it seemed to me that my part in this sacrifice of service was missing something. Reflecting on the old sacrificial system, I realize pleasing sacrifices are rarely spontaneous. The spotless lamb doesn't walk… Read More

Tiredness – Young Adults as a Solution
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Tiredness – Young Adults as a Solution

My goal, as a pastor to my congregation, is not to reinvent the wheel, but rather to inspire and equip new leadership, to facilitate conversations between young and old, and to help them see Christ's presence here in my congregation and city.   As I had conversations, I began to hear a theme of "tiredness" more and more frequently from our Old Guard. For many years, they've been shouldering the tasks and workloads of many different church functions - among them, hosting Serve. Their passion is still just as vibrant as it was years ago, but their energy is not. At the same… Read More