“Yea, but you can’t do that.”
“ ‘Cause it’s freaking me out.”
Thus concludes the maps scene from the Big Block of Cheese episode of West Wing.
Nonetheless, at the 2011 Collegeville National Symposium on Lay Ecclesial Ministry held recently, Bob McCarty of the NFCYM revisits a familiar theme in suggesting that we need to consider the changing territory of our ministry.
“One of the things that has become really clear in this symposium on lay ecclesial ministry is that the territory in which we do ministry is changing rapidly… What this is going to require of us in ministry is that we need to change our ministerial maps.”
The video provides a brief 15 minute in-service on reconfiguring the maps on our ministry. Don’t allow yourself to be freaked out.