News from Next Church 2016

The Next Church Gathering happened last week in Atlanta, GA. They live streamed much of the conference. You can listen to the keynote addresses and the Ignite¬†presentations HERE.¬† We don’t have a ton of time on our hands to listen to stuff online but I would encourage us to listen to at least the Ignite…

Changes We Foresee

The transition task force has been hard at work, meeting with standing committees, communicating with various aspects of our Presbytery. We’re looking forward to our next meeting when we will begin moving toward the “Milwaukee Model.” Why do we like this model? We’ve made a commitment to create an environment in our Presbytery that is…

TTF works with COM an CPM

The Transition Task Force met this past Saturday. Leslie Dobbs-Allsop from Committee on Preparation joined and Mike Capron from Committee on Minstry joined us as well. We wanted to have an open conversation about how changing the format of our gathered meetings may change how their committees present their information to us. More about the…

Notes from the TTF

Paul Grier and Ellie Johns-Kelly from the Presbyterian Foundation led us in the 4th conversation about congregational sustainability. There were x congregations represented in the conversation. The themes of this fourth meeting were engaging young adults and knowing our financial reality. Here are two notes from Beth Scibienski’s notes: “Young adults are compelled by the…