Dear St. John's Family,
It's time to step up for our youth and children! The vestry just took a huge step in supporting our strategic plan by hiring Ministry Architects www.ministryarchitects.com, a nationally acclaimed ministry consulting group, who will partner with us for 18 months to fully assess our youth and family programming and help us create a detailed plan for the future, informed by proven strategies that work. We are committed to building sustainable youth and children’s ministries that are going to have a deep impact and grow our church.
Ministry Architects will begin with a listening process that includes 8-10 affinity groups. This is where we need your help. You can help shape our future success. There is no registration for these groups and you are invited to just show up. If you wish to be part of this initial listening process, but are not available at the designated times, please let us know and we will see what we can do by emailing Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is our prayer and hope that we will get as much participation as possible from everyone at St. John's no matter if you have children or not as it takes a village to support this program.
We hope to see participation in this initial stage from a broad spectrum of parents, volunteers, staff, leaders, youth, and people who just love our young people. We want your insights, frustrations, and dreams to be heard.
To ensure that this is an open and honest assessment, church staff will not be participating in the affinity groups, but will have their own conversations with our consultants. Each affinity group will have different targeted questions. You are invited to attend more than one if you have different roles in the church, but we hope you will find time to participate in at least one group as this is important to the future of St. John's growth.
2:30pm Church Staff
4:00pm Youth Director
7:00pm Parents (Choose just one of 3 available)
4:00pm Church Members
10:30am Children’s parents
12:00pm Children's/Youth Volunteers
Rev. Scott Denman
Rev. Jon Owens
Join ZOOM: St. John's CM-YM Listening Groups
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