In the movie Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, 9 nine year old Oscar says that people often treat other people like numbers, but that people aren’t like numbers at all. Instead, they are like letters because letters can tell stories. I quite agree.
I love stories.
I’ve been in church ministry for almost 30 years, serving in churches ranging in size from 5 to 5,000. During that time, I’ve made my share of mistakes, I’ve worked with some great teams, I’ve met my share of jerks, and I’ve experienced some tremendous victories while enduring some gut wrenching losses.
Through it all, I’ve discovered that the stories are what I remember most. Stories are what help me strive to do better in what I do.
And everyone is either the subject of a story, has their own story to tell, or both.
In my blog, I’ve told lots of stories, hopefully helping others in church ministry, particularly worship ministry, in practical ways. Hopefully, these stories will better enable us all to better serve our Lord Jesus, the greatest storyteller of them all.