If we take a look at our congregation’s past – a grateful, courageous, open and frank look – we will accurately see where we are in the present, and be prepared to glimpse the best destiny the Lord has in mind for us.
We are engaging in “Reconnaissance,” which is an ongoing process of assessing where God has led us as a congregation, why we got here, and what we are called to do with that knowledge.
Reconnaissance will happen in small groups which I will lead, and I’m hoping that everyone with the desire will be able to participate in a Reconnaissance group.
Our congregation began to hear about Reconnaissance on Sunday Feb. 2 when I described it in my message that day. Then, following worship, some of our Elders and Spiritual Leadership Council were the first group to gather. We spent an hour and a half sharing memories, insights, and hopes, with the result that we know more about the “why” of our present.
Will you please
- Pray for our leaders and the process, that God would work in powerful ways through our gatherings;
- Decide to have an open heart and mind when you receive an invitation, and participate in one of our groups;
- Believe that the way to God’s future involves owning our mistakes, sharing our hurt, receiving healing through grief, and placing our trust in the Lord of the Church, who has the hope and future we desire.
The best is yet to come.
“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people. . .” -Eph. 1:18