A few weeks ago we sent our email asking for your feedback about the church. About half of the church has already provided feedback which is awesome but we’d like more. The more the better.
Why do we need your feedback?
We are aware that church is probably going to look and feel a bit different for several years ahead. We are also aware that the church is 18 years old this year and we’ve never really done a wholesale evaluation of how we are doing.
Paul wrote to Timothy and said to him: 1 Timothy 4:15-16 – “ Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress. Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.”
These two verses offer a context for evaluating how church is operated and what we view as “success”. Paul’s stated goal is not perfection, but progress (v.15) and that a consistent and thorough evaluation of ourselves and our Church leads to the furtherance of the gospel (v.16). In short, are we making progress in the gospel?
What we are doing
There can be no doubt that this process requires courage because we must be willing to consider and confront the most brutal facts of our current reality, whatever they might be. We must 1) Create a climate where truth is heard
2) Get the data
3) Never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end, with the discipline to confront & make the changes, however difficult they might be
How we are doing it
Before we do anything we’re listening and asking lots and lots of questions. We’re taking the answers before God in prayer to ask Him to open our eyes and give us vision. Then, once we’ve heard from God we’re moving forward.
So, items 1 and 2 above are where you come in. We’re not only asking for survey results but in future weeks we’ll be asking some people to feedback in conversations. Your opinion is super important as the church leadership prayer and plan. If you haven’t already completed the survey please go ahead and do so in the next few days.
The link to provide feedback is here: https://s.surveyplanet.com/8Hl_09hBZ