Our congregational discernment process is moving forward. Members of our discernment team, along with others who were trained to help, met in small groups with over 75 youth and adults in the church. They talked with them about times when Broadway has had special meaning for them, and they talked with them about God’s hopes and dreams for Broadway’s future. The thoughts were compiled and discussed by the discernment team, and now the team has put a second conversation time on the calendar after church on May 17th. On the 17th (as a part of the potluck luncheon) we will drill down a bit further by asking those present some more specific questions that grew out of the initial feedback from the small groups.
Once we have had this second conversation, the team will work on distilling and prioritizing the feedback into a report about where the congregation seems to feel God is leading us. On the basis of this, we will make specific plans and fix specific goals to help us move in that direction.
My thanks to the discernment team and to all those who are participating in the conversation!