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Monday, January 17, 2011

A Pastor in Pennsylvania

"I enjoyed the movie very much. It was neat to see WYN again and to see him as a real, flesh and blood person. I am still in awe of the way he lives and the mission he has to touch people's hearts with the love and grace of God. I want to do the same, and sometimes the "church structure" makes the ministry seem regimented. Its just so neat that he has made this opportunity to live the life style as a simple and unencumbered person. I am in a very small congregation, and there is a lot of discussion around this area that small churches are a thing of the past and that one church - one pastor is from the 60's and no longer valid in 2011. That scares me because in my small church I am able to be more of Jesus' presence to the people and have a one-on-one personal relationship with those whom I serve; whereas people from larger congregations tell me that members do not have a close relationship with their pastor. I hear them saying they like the big church because they can walk in and walk out without any personal contact. But, I ask, wasn't Jesus about personal contact and a one-on-one connection with God? WYN epitomizes that concept in a very unique and profound way."

"Thank you very much for taking the time to make this movie. In many ways The Jesus Guy
 has re-awakened questions and concerns that empower me in my ministry, and I really appreciate the opportunity you gave me to know more about WYN and his calling."

A Pastor in Pennsylvania

2 comments:

Called to be Free said...

I attend a small church also & wouldn't be anywhere else. It's too easy to get lost in a big church. Thanks for your comments.

debbie said...

He joined us for Mass in Philadelphia Sunday Sept 27th at St John the Evangelist. 12:30. :)