A far as I an tell this will be the first time all of us have been in a room together.
Here's our plan. We've been working on a list of guiding principles that will shape what we do and how we do it. Our hope is that these principles will run like a common thread through all age groups as we hope to launch passionate Godly people into young adulthood. It's also important to us that families know we're on the same page working towards the same goals.
As you know it's so easy to work separately and barely even know what's going on with other areas of ministry. We're trying hard to work together, appreciate one another and compliment each other's ministries.
So, here's what we have so far. These are in wet concrete and my guess is we will add something on outreach / evangelism.
Because every age group benefits from exposure to other generations,
we value thoughtful opportunities for intergenerational connections.
Because true life change happens primarily in the context of relationship,
we value life on life ministry driven by loving connection.
Because Jesus revealed moralism cannot save us,
we value teaching that centers on the transforming gospel of grace.
Because God’s Word is living and active,
we value Biblical Truth that sets us free.
Because growing in Christ results in compassion for others,
we value equipping children, youth and adults to serve our Body and the world.
Because a vibrant relationship with God is more often caught than taught,
we value leadership that models an authentic walk with Jesus.
Because parents have a major role in the discipleship of their kids,
we value partnerships with parents, including parental involvement and equipping.
So, we could use your help. What would you add? What would you change? What seems to be