Friday, April 20, 2007

Learning from each other...

“Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.” Douglas Adams, British author

I'm grateful for the culture we enjoy in the West Michigan District. We're convinced that learning from each other is one of the gifts of our ministry partnership.

Yesterday I met with two of our district's peer learning networks: new pastors and church planters. Among the highlights of our time together was watching each participant throw out a real-time problem or challenge from their current ministry. Then the other team members engaged in a learning conversation about that challenge, each bringing their own experience and perspective to the table.

I was reminded again that "none of us is as smart as all of us." Learning from each other is a great way to keep our edge!

"Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many counselors bring success." Proverbs 15:22 (NLT)