This Sunday we’re trying something new during our 11:35 service. It’s called “Q&A with a Pastor” and I’ll be hosting it in our Tigers Room at Mountainview. It’s designed to be an informal atmosphere where people can ask honest questions about God, the Bible, and faith.
I have always enjoyed the open forum atmosphere (maybe I missed my calling and should have been a talk show host). Whenever Tonya and I interviewed on-site for senior pastor positions, I would always ask for a time of question and answer. I did so because I believed the church had a right to ask a prospective pastor any questions they wanted answers to.
The idea terrified Tonya but it energized me. I think this may trace back to my high school years when I did extemporaneous speaking for our speech team. We would draw three topics from a box, pick one, and have fifteen minutes to write a five minute speech. It taught me to think quickly.
So, if you’re in the South Denver area and want to grill a pastor, come on out this Sunday and bring your questions.