I don't like church meetings very much. I like LEADING them even less. In 45 minutes, I have to lead a meeting for which I have yet to write the agenda. So I probably shouldn't be blogging.
There have been very few "meetings" I have been a part of that have been very productive. It's often a lot of circular talk and "laying the groundwork" sort of stuff. Not much is usually accomplished or decided because some decisions you just don't want to rush into. I'd much rather be a part of a lot of conversations rather than meetings. Maybe I'm the only one. Maybe you guys enjoy meetings and you think they're worthwhile.
I think for my next meeting, though, I'm going to gather everyone around a table for a meal. And let the conversation happen. There are lots of good things that happen at the feasting table. Not a lot of great things often happen around a conference room table.
Grr... that agenda is calling out to me, waiting to be written. Later.