The position description said “the Incumbent should be, or be able to be, a member of a Baptist church. The Director is a member of the Queensland Baptists Ministry Team“.
How was this going to look for someone coming out of 15 years of missional community?
The answer was to be found at Maleny Baptist, a small congregation on the Range with a radical view (in both the contemporary and original meaning of the word). Maleny Baptist is an attempt to place the emphasis of church community on cell community groups, embarking on a journey of taking a congregational church into something that more resembles an emerging church format.
Our prayer on moving to Mapleton was that we could find at least one like-minded couple to join us on a journey of incarnational and real community. That journey takes the form of our cell community group and I hope to track the story as it progresses.
My blog entry on Maleny Baptist.