Pivot–the ability to strategically maneuver through the obstacles in front of you. At least that’s what our son says. He has been an avid basketball player since the age of seven. In his thirties now, he plays a different game. Playing horse in the laneway with your mother looks different than playing college ball, and the obstacles are definitely different.
As I write this, I realize perhaps we, as the church, need to learn to strategically maneuver through the obstacles in front of us. There is the temptation to give up and move inside and wait for the end of this season. It would be easier to “ride the pines” (another term in basketball) right now instead of hitting the court. The time out has ended and it is time to create again.
As we begin to think about Advent and Christmas, how might your church pivot in such a way that you add joy to your community? By committing to this challenge to change your thinking, you not only find fresh ways to engage your community, but you also inspire other churches to do the same!
-Beth Fellinger, Resonate Region Mission Leader for Eastern Canada