Your Call Committee is continuing its work on the seven "trends"
portion of the Ministry Site Profile (MSP). It has been interesting
to see how seemingly straightforward requests like "list three changes
or trends within the congregation or organization which have occurred
in the last three to five years" can elicit much discussion. It's
not a question of what things have happened, but rather which are
most important, and that gets into our understanding of events and
their meaning for the community, and whether we want to talk about
the changes or how the congregation has responded (or failed to respond)
We're hoping to wrap up our work on this section of the MSP this
month, and move on to identifying items for which it will be helpful
to survey the congregation. We plan to meet twice more in December,
take a break over the holidays, and resume the first week of January.
We're thankful for the comments we've received and the conversations
we've had, and would like to encourage everyone in the congregation to
take an opportunity to talk to a member of the Call Committee: Sarah
Janigian, Paul Thomas, Randy Presuhn (chair), Matt Byon, or Adolfo
Please keep us and our work in your prayers!
Christ the Good Shepherd
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