Trial Service 1.7.12
today I gave my trial service at Strood Methodist church. I am currently awaiting for the outcome of the formal assessment by my two assessors but informally I have so far received sufficient positive feedback to feel that I will indeed be progressing to on-trial status in this journey. There were inevitable learning points in the service, parts that could have gone better, little things that I thought had been planned around that cropped up on the day, though overall I am pleased that I coped with most of them and led the service in a calm and unruffled manner. Choice of songs is an issue, though here there is no easy answer as local preachers are asked to preach at churches they no little about. Overall though I am reasonably happy and aware that I can do even better next time. The sermon was especially welcomed which I was very pleased with.