A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend a fundraising event at Conrad Grebel University College. The keynote speaker, Gareth Brandt, shared his wisdom in a lecture entitled “Leadership and the Next Generation: Is the Church Ready?” In the lecture, he recommended that the church adopts 5 postures as we move toward the future:
1. A posture of LEARNING – from answers to questions
2. A posture of VULNERABILITY – from pontification to poetry
3. A posture of STILLNESS – from preparation to meditation
4. A posture of CULTIVATION – from hero to host
5. A posture of SURRENDER – from control to creativity
As the church explores new ways of following Jesus in today’s world, may we come back to these postures. So, is the church ready? Only time will tell.