[“Church Without…” is a series of think-pieces designed to slowly deconstruct what we think is essential to having church and to call attention to the hidden barriers we’ve erected between ourselves and the Great Commission.]
My dad is the state superintendent of all of the churches and ministers in my denomination. Before that, he was the pastor of one church for over twenty years. One of the things that best exemplified my dad’s ministry was an abundance of ideas. He was constantly thinking of new things to do, offer, etc. He was a constant innovator.
When we were finishing the construction of our new church building, he told me that one of his ideas was to eventually have a pastor on hand, in the building, twenty-four hours a day. He wanted the church to be open for prayer, light counseling, etc.