Group listened to John 14, and then came up with the following theme words:
Son; promise; prepare; way; believe; helper; life; ask; love; peace; presence; arise; obey; know; keep; father; recollection; spirit; word; teach; go; come; hear; commanded; glorify; say; do; lord; Jesus; truth
Ken introduced a group meeting process called GROW:
G – goal/objective – what do we want to accomplish
R – Reality check – strengths & weaknesses
O – options – ideas
W – What will you do?– action steps
The group revisited the previous action steps of:
- Back to basics study plan for the 2012-13 school year and
- Member care and newcomer integration (As CK & CA had outlined several weeks ago)
Some discussion led to the decision to resume the study conversation on Tuesday, July 10th
O – Options: For now, the group will work next week on ideas for member care, and then invite those called forward by the nominating committee for the Member Care ministry area, and open the conversation to whoever in the congregation would like to participate. Some of the member care ministry ideas included:
- First friends
- Spiritual feeding
W: What will you do?– The group will be thinking about the needs of the congregation and how to address them so that when we reconvene next Tuesday, 6/5 @ 6:30, we will be ready to discuss. The group members were asked to be praying for the congregation participants by going through the church directory person by person and thinking about what each one may need.
A key take away is that we need to be caring for the folks who are here – responding to one another’s spiritual and relational needs – even while we are discerning and addressing the needs of the community and world around us.