well I'm off to my home city of Brisbane next July to be a delegate to our church's national assembly. I felt that it was time to go. a warm winter. a sultry debate about sexuality... sorry, I'm being silly. It will be my 7th assembly - and they're held every 3 years... I went to 2 as a young person, and then for 4 of them I co-ordinated the orientation and support of the young adult members of assembly, with sue helping in the latter part and then taking it on. I'd have to say that it was without a doubt the best part of being in the national youth role. I know I'm reminiscing here (and no, I'm not about to die!), but spending a week with an extraordinary group of young adults and confronting with them all of what it means to be the church locallay, nationally and internationally, is just a humbling privilege.
Like more and more churches, we give young people more of a voice in more of a marginal way. sign.
anyway, roll on july.
why is it that as a church we only talk about sex when we're deciding whether or not to keep living together?