In April of 2015 when the Executive Committee was visioning for the future of our conference, one of the things we discussed was a way to honor our pastors. We wanted to provide them with an event that was over the top, something that would help them to understand their importance in the minds of both South Central Conference and their own congregations.
We discussed the story of Mary taking a jar of very expensive perfume and breaking it over Jesus feet. She was criticized for “wasting” something that was worth over a year’s worth of wages frivolously. But Jesus overrode those criticisms, saying “You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me” (John 12: 8).
Likewise, there are times when we need to act in extravagant way to honor those we care about.
We, the Executive Committee of South Central Conference, and by the approval of this event, the delegates of South Central Conference, are going to “Break a Vase” on our pastors. The event has yet to be completely planned, but it is going to be something special. If you are a pastor, plan to attend. If you are not a pastor, but a congregation member of a South Central Conference church, encourage your pastor or pastors to go. Do what you can to enable them to go.
Gary Wolfer – Moderator – South Central Conference