Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Some Misinformation has been spread
and in defence of another church and pastor, I am publishing the proposed itinerary.
The program was :
Sat 22 3.35pm Dr Jerry Arrives at Airport
(stays with Pastor Graham)
Sun 23 9.30am Speaking at Coast Church & Lunch
6-7.30pm Speaking at TableTalk
Mon 24 Free
Tues 25 9.30 Homegroup & visitation
Wed 26 1-2pm RE Primary
Tues/Wed? Evening BBQ men’s meeting
Thurs 27 9.30am Homegroup
3.30ff Kids Club at Coast church
Frid 28 RE Primary
Youth Groups 6.30-10pm at Coast Church
Sat 29 7.30am Mens Breakfast Coast Church
5.30 pm ff Community Dinner Graham’s church
Sun 30 9.50 am Church Anniversary Service
Mon 31 4.05pm Dr Jerry flies from Airport back to Sydney.
The pastor wrote “We will delete the children parts of it and try to find a few other adult opportunities. He doesn’t seem quite as flexible as I thought and hoped he might be.”
I counted 7 opportunities to speak to adults in church services (table talk is a church service conducted at coffee tables in the church over a meal with opportunity for folks to discuss the evangelistic message). or small groups... or special men’s functions (BBQ’s and breakfasts).
There were 2 preaching opportunities on Sunday the 23rd, and 4 preaching opportunities on the 29th and 30th.
There were a further 5 opportunities to speak to children and youth. these were cancelled when he protested against children and youth being included in evangelistic activities.
He stated in an email “I am just fine with speaking to the men's group at [the church] on Wednesday. I am, however, NOT prepared to speak to school groups or Kids Club's. This is not my area of ministry. My ministry has always been "preaching/teaching" expository messages to a congregation or group of adults. “