The 9th session of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Danish Union of Churches, ended today at 14:00 pm. The last day was mostly a continuation of the good mood set forth during the last two days.
Thomas Müller was elected Secretary (vice president). Thomas has been youth director for the last six years, and media director for the last three. In the latter, he was my immediate boss, and I have had many a fruitful cooperation with Thomas. Furthemore, he has been coordinator for church planting in the last couple of years, and been a great support for us in Århus Café Church. His appointment may signal enhanced priority in this field. I look forward to this.
Daniel Birch (my brother) was re-elected as Treasurer with only 1 (one) vote against.
And finally, the new union board was approved. Contrary to many other unions, here the majority are lay-people. I believe this is definitely the right way to do it. And the list looks very good. A wide representation of positions, from right to left, but most are people who have a vision for the church and have demonstrated a will to cooperate – if not earlier, then at least at this session.
We owe all these people our support and prayers. As Lasse Bech points out, the work is not done; the challenge is not over. But it’s time to go. Time to go out in the world. Time to start working together for the sake of those who do not know Jesus.
P.S. The last five days have seen a record-breaking number of visits to my blog. Thanks for reading, I hope it has been informative. Several of you commented in person in Nærum, and some on the blog. As for the rest of you, I don’t know who you are, but you are more than welcome. Feel free to leave me a comment.