A motion was unanimously passed at the July Congregational Meeting to engage Hope Partnership and The Disciples' Church Extension Fund to guide us in a process of participatory discussion at home meetings to discuss not just our building and land, but the future of our church. This will ultimately result in a New Beginnings Report with recommendations from the Hope Partnership and the Disciple Church Extension Foundation. Our timeline is:
September 22 - Congregational Meeting with Hope Partnership
This meeting will be to inform the congregation of the studies done by Hope Partnership in our area. This information will help us understand who our community is and then who we are. We will begin with a pizza dinner at 5:30 pm and the informative meeting will commence at 6 pm.
September 23 - Leadership Training
Three leaders will be trained to facilitate our Group Meeting in late October. The Group Leaders are Harolyn Whitehead, Michael Stogner, and Carl Breazeale. The minister is also included in this training session.
The church membership is asked to sign up to participate in a group meeting that will focus on the future of Wake Forest Christian Church. The purpose of the meetings is to discern our mission and ministry. Sign up sheets will be available in the narthex.
All of the groups meet on Sunday, October 29th after church - and a sub lunch!
Group One begins meeting on Wednesday, November 8 at 10:00 am in the Education Room at church and will meet for four consecutive Wednesdays. Harolyn Whitehead is the leader.
Group Two begins meeting on Sunday, November 5, time in the afternoon to be determined and will meet for four consecutive Sundays. Michael Stogner is the leader.
Group Three will meet on Mondays at 6:30 pm beginning November 6 at the home of the Rice's and will meet for four consecutive Mondays. Carl Breazeale is the leader.
Late November - Consolation of Decision
House Group Leaders will meet to bring together their group discussions and the consensus of their groups.
After the completion of the House Group meetings and leader consensus meeting, WFCC will schedule another consultation with Hope Partnership to review decisions and outline the next appropriate steps. New Beginnings will make a formal report to the congregation.
Direction - December/January
Based on the outcome of the Group Meeting and the recommendations of New Beginnings Process, the congregation of Wake Firest Christian Church will affirm its present ministry, intensity its commitment to our community, and also make plans and take steps for additional directions in ministry.
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