- Adopt new Mission Statement: “To Make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World.”
Transform our Worship experiences to meet the needs of our congregation and to offer a worship model that is relevant to growing numbers of young adult/family residents of our surrounding community. As we look ahead to the newly redesigned 11:00 Worship Service, we want to help answer questions about what the service will look like and how it will be paid for. To answer the second question, we will be using a combination of grant monies we have received, financial gifts from persons within the church, and also from our annual operating budget. We believe this is worth investing in well as Sunday Mornings are the times we are most regularly together as a church family, and are the days new persons will be most inclined to attend.
The physical space, pictured here, will be located in the North end of the Family Life Center. This moves the service closer to the "heart" of the church - the Donut Room - and also allows for a more straight-forward entryway for folks entering in Door 4. By locating the service in a more regularly-trafficked location, the hope would be for people to more easily locate the service and feel welcomed to attend. Similar to our current worship services in both the sanctuary and FLC, there will be two screens and a platform. Additionally, a modernized stained-glass cross will take center-stage (an allusion to the beautiful stained glass in the sanctuary). There will be space for 149 chairs set up in three sections.
More information will continue to be shared, and we hope that you will plan on visiting the service on Sunday, September 9 - both for yourself and so that you will be able to tell others who are looking for a Contemporary Methodist Worship Experience.
Fortify and Transform a Discipleship Pathway for all ages.
This past Winter, a new ministry team was developed called the Discipleship Development Team. It is being led by Kim Arnott, with the goal of strengthening existing discipleship groups and to also create new discipleship opportunities. This Spring we launched new ministries like our new Orientation Class (which will be offered again this fall), a new Covenant Bible Study Sunday School (which will be available at both 9:45 and 11am starting this September), and two Financial Peace University Classes that saw families pay off more than $28,000 and save more than $42,000 over the course of just nine-weeks (a net gain of over $70,000)!!
We are a church on a mission: to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. And we know that we become more like Jesus when we connect with others in discipleship groups and engage in daily spiritual practices on our own.