This year at Catalyst we are sitting on the theme “Be Present”.
Holy crap.
There is enough to unpack in that to have a 19 day conference.
While we were brainstorming I blurted out…
“How about church staff who live 40 miles away from their church campus? How can they Be Present?”
Because lemme tell you.
When I worked at my last church I lived 11 miles from the community of Buckhead.
It was next to impossible to actually Be Present in that community.
I was a visitor in my own church community.

What are your thoughts on this?
Can one work in a church community yet live miles and miles from the place the church is based and effectively “Be Present”?