The following is a posting written by Kelsey Rice Bogdan, one of the Relational Evangelist interns from the Life Together: DIOMASS Intern Program, which ECM collaborates with and sponsors. Kelsey’s internship is with Trinity Church, Boston.
The business of planting seeds sometimes seems like a lot of work with very little to show for it. In the Relational Evangelism Pilot Project, we spend a lot of our time planting seeds in coffee dates, church services, volunteer fairs… anywhere where we can learn a little bit about others’ dreams for the world and inspire them with God’s dream. But as this fall wore on, I became impatient to see those seeds grow into full-blown flowers. We listened a lot, we talked a lot, but I longed for the time when we would see more fully how God is bringing about justice through our fledgling campaign.
Well, I can now say that I see some flowers blooming. The Hope in Action Leadership and Organizing Training, January 8-10 at
But why do we tell our stories? How do we presume to think that a roomful of people in
As I listened to so many stories this weekend, I realized that I was seeing the blooming of so many seeds we had planted in the fall—seeds of hope, seeds of empowerment, seeds of God’s dream for our world. It happened every time someone shared, saying in essence, “Yes, I am important! I am beloved! I am going to make a difference!” That was worth the work this fall. And it is only the beginning.
To learn more about the Life Together: The DIOMASS Intern program please visit: www.diomassintern.org