In the summer of 2011, we introduced a vision statement to the church:
We want to be a people...
Devoted to God in Love
Trained by Christ for Life
Led by the Spirit to Serve
Since that time, we have been exploring ways that we can drive that vision toward reality. A great deal of feedback has been provided to us, and we have been working to evaluate what to do, and when and how to do it. Several areas of commonality were identified, and we will be implementing ideas over the coming weeks and months.
One area that was repeated was that the leaders need to be open with their own lives and lead by example. The concept is that we can better lead the church toward our vision by sharing how we are developing these very same concepts in our own lives. We hope that this format will help facilitate that process.
We are planning initially to post in rotation. Each elder and minister has been assigned a week to create a posting, and that post should normally be uploaded between Wednesday night and Friday night of each week. We will be starting in the next couple of weeks, and each time a posting is made we will post a link to the church Facebook page, and we will try to have it printed and inserted into the weekly bulletin.
Your questions and feedback are welcome, and we hope that we can generate some fruitful discussions to the glory of God. Enjoy!