On April 8th, the elders and deacons spent the morning continuing the discussion that began with the New Beginnings gatherings last October. Collectively, we have agreed to move forward by redefining our mission and turning our focus outward to reach out to the community. According to the New Beginnings Leader’s Guide, mission redefinition is the “spiritual, system and strategic visioning process taken on by a congregation that is striving to realize what God has called it to be and do in brand new ways.”
Park Church is passionate about children’s and food programs, so these will be our focus moving forward. The next step is to define what this new ministry might look like. At the same time, we will look for opportunities to work smarter, not harder to best utilize our resources (energy, talent and finances). Committees have been asked to discuss whether current programs/ministries are fruitful and to determine if there is overlap between committees.
New Beginnings Team members include Andrew Downey, Peggy Goerne, Susan Hedglin, Deb Katcher, Gigi Lansford, Kenneth McCoy and Jama Wahl. We are always appreciative of your suggestions to further God’s work in the community, so please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts with us. Please continue to pray for Park Church as we pursue our new beginning.