​A local pastor introduced himself to me and asked about “my” church. 

I shared how we don’t follow the traditional model of a sole-proprietor “pastor” who preaches and runs the “service” every Sunday. 

Rather, my role is to be an elder who – with others – unassumingly insures a safe environment so everyone feels free to minister one to another, each according to their own gifts as prompted by the Holy Spirit  …

Just like it says in the New Testament. 

He thought for a while, then said he guessed that was OK – after all, “God spoke once through a jackass.” 

Seriously, he said that!