I am becoming a clone of Tom Julien. I read his books. I parrot his words. I improved my French accent. If this transformation does not stop soon, I might buy a castle and start driving a Buick. Fortunately, he is a good man to imitate.
Over the past year Tom and I have accumulated many hours and hundreds of miles together to discuss church leadership. We have attended funerals together in South Bend (IN) and shared meals at Hong Kong buffets in Van Wert (OH). We have parsed Ephesians 4:11-16 and re-written twenty drafts on what it means to be an Equipping Church. We have consumed several French Presses of coffee and prayed earnestly.
We're making progress, but our hope is for movement. Progress was a myth. Movement is a work of God.
(Part 1: Travels with Tom)