Seth Godin, in his book Tribes, implores the reader to avoid being boring. He says:
Boring ideas don’t spread. Boring organizations don’t grow.
Right now I can’t think of anything less fun and engaging than being a part of something boring. Lifeless. Wilted. Just OK. It’s like when people respond to the “How are you?” question with “Fine.” Fine. That’s it. Just fine.
My beloved music teacher, Mr. Kinne, used to say, “Fine? Fine? That’s all you got? How ’bout GREAT!?!” And to that I would respond with a ever-growing smile…”Yah, I’m great. I was fine…but now I’m great!” That’s the power of Mr. Kinne – a man who was never boring. His life spread in me and in others. He was contagious. That’s what I want my life to be like. Never boring.
And that is what the church should be also. Thoughts? What would make West Salem Foursquare Church a NOT BORING place? Let me know.