Setting Up Chairs

If you work in youth ministry it seems like setting up and taking down
chairs is an almost constant chore. I know for me it is something that
I have complained about more times than I can count. But check out this
article: Chairs and Prayers by Gordon Atkinson at The Christian Century. It offers a unique take on a menial yet necessary part of many church worship gatherings. Here is a quote that really caught my attention.

“setting up chairs is a task for which I
receive no compensation. It’s not in my job description. And everyone
needs a task like this at church, even the pastor. No, especially the

One thought on “Setting Up Chairs

  • January 10, 2007 at 2:50 PM

    So, what stage are you at? Do you think you will ever reach the love stage? :)


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