Last Tuesday the College of Elders met to hear the report of “Vital Signs” of Eastminster Presbyterian Church as expressed in the congregational assessment tool many of you completed. The results are astounding! I can’t wait for you to hear them and to discuss them! My expectation is that each worshipper will take 90 minutes this October to meet in an area Home Group to listen to the results and to prayerfully interact with them. Your “stewardship of time” by attending a Home Group and sharing your insights will be a great service to Eastminster.
Today following worship you will have the opportunity to sign up to attend a Home Group to be held in mid-October through early November. Please do so!
At the Home Groups you will hear about the level of satisfaction and energy the church has, the growth of worship, the top priorities listed according to the survey, and where the church stands theologically and in flexibility to meet the challenges of the future. You will be given a “performance dashboard” that shows where we stand in relationship to 1100 churches in terms of hospitality, morale, conflict management, spiritual vitality and readiness for ministry. You will hear about how the congregation as a whole discerns a call to grow and to meet the needs of children and families, outreach to the community, education, spiritual growth and mission.
Most importantly, your voice will be heard as we put these factors into a solid plan for the future considering the financial state of Eastminster.
We have turned some important corners from challenge and uncertainty to opportunity and hope in the last three years. Eastminster’s story is termed by our consultant, David York, as “miraculous.” Sign up for a Home Group today and hear what the members of Eastminster, collectively, sense God has done and desires to do through Eastminster … and be a part of the continuing conversations!