We have been pointing to this week for several weeks. This is the week that we take our Do Something strategy to another level. The challenge to Do Something is our church emphasis to commit to do something for God that we have never done. The discovery process has come to a close with over 350 ideas submitted. This week we start the process of discerning. Our next step is to participate in one of four Focus Group Meetings. We have two this coming Wednesday night, October 1—6:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. Our 6:00 meeting is in place of our regular weekly Prayer Gathering. The 7:00 meeting is for those who cannot be with us at 7:00 because of serving in other ministries. The other two meetings are Thursday, October 2, at noon, and Sunday, October 5, at 4:30 p.m. I encourage you to choose a meeting that best fits your schedule and does not keep you away from something that you are already committed to in your other church ministries. In these meetings, you will get a look at every idea turned in, and we will dialogue together about trends that we see as God is speaking to us. Our goal in these initial meetings will be to bring the list to a manageable size to continue the process of discernment.
Come in a prayerful spirit that we will discern the will of the Lord. Remember that your idea should not necessarily be your idea, but God’s idea. That is, “What is that one thing that you believe that God could be leading our church to do?
These are exciting days! Please do all that you can do to join us for one of these Focus Group Meetings.