What Is Summertime For?
When we think of summer, we automatically think of a well-deserved vacation. We plan carefully where we are going and what we are going to do. When vacation time finally arrives, we go joyfully on our way driving “out of Dodge” as we say. But if you are like me, my thinking is not put on “hold.” As I rest, cherishing each vacation day, I am drawn to thinking about the future. As I think about the year ahead and what I want to accomplish, my mind asks the “how” questions. I find myself with notebook in hand making notes about goals and how to bring them into reality. This year was no exception. I found myself thinking and praying about the future of our church and ways to draw non-churched people our way. Hence, I have been in contact with The Center for Congregational Health. They have stimulated my thinking into having a series of meetings with our leadership team to re-evaluate our present goals and to strategize for the future. We have enjoyed several meetings of this nature in the past. Now, with a little tweaking, we will enjoy another series of meetings to refocus and to re-energize the direction of our church. I ask you to pray for us, while we re-examine ways to minister more effectively in His Name.
Thinking and Praying,