Figuring out who we are as times change
By Ayana Teter, Presbyterians Today.
Recently, I was invited to share my thoughts on the “big-picture” view of my church. I had the honor of sharing in a panel with a group of Presbyterian pastors from the Middle East. As Christians they were the minority in their national culture. As Presbyterians they were the minority among their Christian brothers and sisters. As such, they had to be intentional about nurturing the faith in their youth and cultivating character in their families and making disciples who could be the salt and light in their communities. And, though I have no first-hand experience of the lives they live, I was struck by the beauty and challenges they faced in their journey of faith.
As I prepared to answer the same questions, the strangest image popped into my mind. It was the image of a flier. You see, when I was a kid, if you wanted to get a group of people together you would make a flier. And, then you would stick it up on a wall for something like a school pep rally or weekend party in the hopes of spreading the word and inviting others.
But, since that was the day before digital social media it would always take a little creative work to make the fliers.