We had a PHENOMENAL turn out at our 2017 planning meeting. I want to thank all of those who came and gave their time and input to the process. We came away with 4 broad goals for this year to help us reach new people and grow our worship attendance as we Make Disciples Who Make a Difference.
The first goal is to implement CATCH: A Church-wide Program for Invitational Evangelism. Kay Weathers found this program and is recruiting a pilot group to help us get this up and running. You will be hearing a lot more about this in the coming months.
The second goal is to establish a prayer team. John Wesley said, “God does nothing but in answer to prayer.” Prayer is the engine of the church and if we are to become everything God wants us to be it will take focused, committed prayer from a core of individuals in our church. Iris Ball is recruiting prayer warriors to help us establish this vital ministry in our church. If you are interested in participating in this group, see Iris for the details.
The third goal we have adopted is to hold a series of Church-wide events that give our members an opportunity to fellowship with one another while also reaching out to new people. Some of these events will be attached to community-wide events while others will be hosted only by our church. The first event coming up will be our church-wide picnic and will give us an opportunity to reach out to new people in the community. Jared Rudd is leading the charge and is already working on several ideas.
The last goal we have set for ourselves is to train as many of our members as possible as greeters. While we may not all serve as official greeters on Sunday mornings, we all need to greet visitors and look for ways to offer assistance to new people. Stay tuned for more information.
There are also other things that will be going on in this coming year and it looks like 2017 will be an awesome year for our church!
See You Sunday, Steve