Earlier in the year, I shared with you that we would be
doing an assessment with members of the District Planning and Strategy
Committee. We have had three meetings with the committee and are awaiting
their final report. Overall the feeling was, while we are a smaller
congregation, we have strengths, the potential for growth and we are focusing
on our mission area.
We looked at twelve characteristics of churches and we scored high on open accessibility, the quality of our facility and adequate space. We also scored high on dynamic worship and pastoral and lay visitation in the congregation and the community.
There are areas that we will be looking at strengthening. They include developing significant relational groups, such as support groups for care givers, those experiencing the loss of a loved one, or facing health issues, as well as groups for spiritual growth. The area that the assessment team and the council with be focusing on is clarifying what are our missional objective, core values, and how do we communicate them within the congregation and to the wider community. As things develop we will keep you informed and look for your input.
See you in church,