(My apologies, but typepad doesn’t seem to want to link to my new blog correctly. Jealous or something. Anyway just paste or type awakeatsunrise.com in your browser and you’ll get to the new sight.)
After publishing nearly a thousand posts on The Listening Ear, I have decided that it has served its purpose. Originally I thought of this blog as a way to reach out the people in my congregation and community.I have now come to the conclusion that there are better ways to do that.
I am working with our church staff to set up a Facebook page for St. Paul Lutheran that will offer congregation and community oriented information. I think there are many more people in Treynor that use Facebook, but seldom if ever read blogs. I think a Facebook page will prove to be more effective in reaching my original goal.
At the same time, I have felt a call to begin writing for a broader audience. While I hope that many people will find my writing to be interesting and informative, I plan to write especially with pastors and leaders of congregations in mind. I want to write especially for leaders in small to mid-sized congregations because I don’t think there are many people who are writing specifically for the needs and interests of such leaders.
I hope that people who have been following or at least checking in on this bog occasionally will migrate over to <awakeatsunrise.com>. After a couple of introductory posts, my first project will be to do a series on discerning a vision for a congregation. One of my chief goals will be to offer ideas that can be put to use in the practice of ministry and of life.
So I invite you to join me at Awake At Sunrise for my new venture. I am excited to see where it will lead.
If you like what you see on the new blog please be sure to share it with others with a Facebook ‘like,’ a Tweet or any other way that you can help others discover my blog. I would be very grateful.