• Brady- parchment paper, at first it's dry, and ink just stays in the corner of the paper, then the paper is wet, so when the corner gets dipped into indigo ink the ink spreads throughout the whole paper; stalk of celery steeped in dye at the bottom, dye eventually makes it way all the way up the celery's cells
  • Themes:
    • Preparation
    • Vulnerabilty/Risk
    • Transformation
    • Internal to External
  • Troy- looking up from inside the bottom of a well, can see sunlight as you look up, Dark Knight Rises- inside a prison with a goal to get out, keeps trying to climb up a make a big jump, keeps missing, someone says 'the reason you're not making it is that you're not afraid of dying- you need to be afraid again', he takes the rope off and makes the jump, risk and vulnerability is the only way to get out of the well, even if the well feels safe and 'cozy', there's an invitation to climb up and get up out of the well
  • Possible Actions/Further Discussion
    • Call community to fast and prayer; confession
    • Troy- 'what are the God given vehicles of transformation'? List from Dallas Willard book: abstinence, solitude, silence, fasting, sabbath, secrecy, submission. Reminds him of conversation with Brook and Chase- not feeling prepared for hard conversations with people in their small group
    • Danae- reminds me of frustration that Bill and I have been having around individual spiritual growth within our small group
    • Equipping small group leaders, investing energy into small group leaders needs to be prioritized?
    • Brady's feeling a lot of urgency about getting organized as leaders. What's the mechanism for assessing if people are in the right role?
    • How does leadership contrast with tasks? If we're all at 'capacity', with different variables (all things not being equal) what are we doing that we shouldn't be?
    • This will be on agenda for Elder's meeting