My first frustration is the number of people who griped and moaned at the start of this whole thing about how every church in our area is the same. We don't have any postmodern, community-oriented, thinking-outside-the-box, all-questions-allowed, type of churches. Blah, blah, blah. We'd definitely want to come and be a part of a faith community if you started one. Where did those people go now that we've got our ministry up and running??? I'm not sure if the whole prospect was just too scary once it was a concrete object rather than just talk or what? But, seriously, where are they?
My second frustration is that a large portion of those who are commited to our community are missing on a fairly regular basis. We've made an attempt to slow our people's lives down; we only meet once a week with a lunch afterward to provide a chance to stay and fellowship, with a very small discussion group once a week for those who want that. Why is it such a non-priority for people to stay plugged in with fellow believers? With such a small group, it seems a bit crazy that we've not once had a gathering where all of our regulars were there.
Urrgh! Well, now I've vented. Maybe someone can commiserate with me. Hopefully, you can all keep us in your prayers.