For the last 10 years I have served as a full time pastor. I am not one of those cheesy televagelists or fire and brimstone kinda guys. Over the last year as my desires have begun to merge in an incredible way I have felt a leading or maybe just a hope to build a church that meets on Sunday mornings at Field Trials and Hunt Tests in the state of Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. I am not sure of the feasabiliy or the interest within our community of dog freaks. If this idea peaks your interests in any way please give feedback. I am just kinda testing the waters right now!!!
It takes 3 things to make a Sunday morning worship service happen at a HT or FT:
(1) a person willing to do the service
(2) a HT/FT chairman or person on the HT/FT committee willing to push to make the arrangements. Ie. the person to contact the person doing the service, get it on the schedule (so people know about it), etc.
(3) Someone at headquarters the day of the test to actually make it all happen.
(1) is a person like Hank Hough. If you look around, you'll find others like him (perhaps even yourself!).
(2) well - speaks for itself.
(3) My wife was a great example of this for my club's tests. She set an area aside close to where the lunch line would form. Nothing special - just a hay bale for Hank to set his stuff on and a couple of lawn chairs. Most everyone else brought their own chair. But then when the time came, which was always right around the time lunch was about to be served (and a few people getting in line), she announced that lunch would not be served until after the worship service. 8) This made sure there were always at least a few people there right at the beginning (as soon as Hank started, the crowd would grow).