I just read an interesting comment on marko's blog by somebody who was 'repulsed' at the idea of a bunch of junior high 'power brokers' discussing the future. I don't get it:
Repulsed? Why can't a group of peers get together to talk about middle school minisry? Talking about the future (which we did very little, if any of) is a whole lot different than dictating the future.
Power Brokers? If that room was full of power brokers (I'm not even sure what that means exactly, other than the image of those mystery guys controlling president Logan on '24), we don't know it! I've known most of the people in that room for several years, and I think we are all humbled and in wonder by the fact that God would even allow us to represent him in ministry to young teens. Besides 'junior high power brokers' sounds a lot like 'jumbo shrimp'.