Last night we started our internship process with a dinner with our interns, kind of a meet and greet. We did this at a place in Ringwood called Urban Life, (right across the street from the Ringwood station). We had a staff meeting first, and then all the interns came in. We shared a bit about FORGE and had them share a bit about themselves. It was very good.
But I noticed a young lady that was very busy cleaning up, getting coffees, making herself as helpful as possible. This young lady, is also a mum, and the pastor of a church. Infact that cafe was the building her church owns, and runs their service out of. This incredible woman wanting to make their church more accessible to the people of her neighborhood, she lead her willing congregation to sell their building, and buy one that would be used all week long. That would be a blessing to the neighborhood. And call their church to a greater interaction with the community.
And this amazing leader was their cleaning up plates and cups, making coffee, helping us at every turn. She traded in her pulpit for a dishtowel. And in so doing she increased her pulpit.