There are many ways we can GROW: in our faith, as a church, in our maturity, as a community. On this page we’d like to highlight the many ways we grow as a family! As new events are planned, look here for additional information–we’d love for you to join us!
Thanks to everyone who came out, carved a pumpkin and rocked out a costume! It was a SPOOK-TAC-ULAR time! We had a soup/chili dinner (THANK YOU to all the cooks and clean up volunteers!) and lots and lots of fun!
RANKIN HELPS VISION TEAM EXPLORE WHY
Dr. Nancy Rankin met for the second time with our vision team to help explore why we exist as a church. She expanded on our purpose highlighting the core found in Jesus’ Great Commission: Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. (Matthew 28:19).
She engaged the group by asking, “What would work to reach today’s families with schedules that are so overloaded? We have to rethink but continue to deliver the essentials to a changing world. Stop and re-orient.”
Nancy continued to stress the vision must direct relationships, program and management in what the church does. “Leave survival up to God. Just be faithful!”
Something to ponder: A Pathway for Discipleship. How is a discipleship pathway different from a church membership pathway?
In preparation for the next meeting, the team was asked to study demographics and projections for Shelby over the next 10 years in the MissionInsite Report.