Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Pot Stirring

In a couple of weeks you will be receiving a church mailing - a letter from Phil, the new church calendar, and whatever else we may slip in. There is a lot going on that may or may not be noted in the information.

We are overwhelmed with little children from infant to 2 and 3 year olds. And we've got to fine space. Do we create more space in Reception Hall? Do we fine more nearby? Create more services? Find new worship sites?

With the new presbytery staring in January, do we rethink Tenth's involvement with sister PCA churches? Can we have presbytery-wide ministries? Where should we be setting our sight for new church planting?

Though our numbers are growing, our giving is not keeping up. What does this mean? Do we just need to do a better job of motivating people to give or is this a sign of something deeper to examine?

The Building Committee is evaluating all the maintenance and building needs of the facilities. What projects should take priority? Where is the money going to come from?

Did you know that in missions, the church named Turkey as its primary interest? What does that mean? The visiting team wants to have discussions about that.

The Growth and Maturity Commission, which oversees the church's ministries, is discussing how to set priorities and a philosophy to connect all the ministries.

This is an exciting time in the life of Tenth Church. Clearly, the Spirit is stirring up the pot! Pray for the elders as they seek to discern God's leading. And give your input. There is much to be done in the kingdom, and we want everyone involved.

2 Comments:

Anonymous leila said...

if there were, say, a committe assigned to each issue, i'd say the nursery and building committes might solve each of their problems together, or even nursery & church planting!

would be interesting to read the growth & maturity group's minutes, or talk to one or more of them about this 'philosophy to connect all the ministries' (sounds exciting!). can we do that? and if so, how?

1:13 AM  
Blogger M Clark said...

You may speak to David Skeel the chairman of the GMC. He's listed in the directory.

1:33 PM  

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