Ministry Architects

The Conversation Continues...

Our conversations with Ministry Architects continue behind the scenes as they help our leadership prepare the ground for the next public stage of our shared work together. Excitement is growing for how their recommendations for developing, launching and growing new small groups can help us on our way toward our goal of launching a new worship service. All of this is of course in service to our mission of Sharing Christ with those seeking meaning and purpose. For now, you can help in two ways:

Join in our prayer efforts by adding this process and its leaders to your daily intercessions.

Begin now thinking of folks in your life – family, friends, coworkers, neighbors – who are not connected to a congregation AND who you believe are seeking greater meaning and purpose in their lives. Add them to your prayers as well if you’re not already doing that.

Soon you’ll be getting additional news about the next public stage of our process. For now, we are grateful for all the ways you have already shown up, stood up, and spoken up in this part of our journey. Together, we are learning to Think Again about God’s call to follow Jesus and to build the kingdom of God on earth as in heaven as we love our neighbors as ourselves. May we receive the wisdom we need and share the joy we have found.

Assessment Report for Northway Christian Church

The Assessment Report will start by reflecting back to the church what the consultant team heard people saying about the church’s ministry. We compare your church to ministry norms across the country. We will point out the assets of the church – the things to protect and keep. We will also share the challenges that we see – the things that are roadblocks to the ministry moving strategically forward. We then lay out a blueprint for how to strategically move the church from where it is now to where you want it to be. These recommendations include a detailed timeline laying out the process month by month.

Sept Board Meeting MA Discussion

Why Your Participation is Important

You play an important role in the church. Whether you lead regularly, volunteer often or simply attend… your voice matters! The leaders of your church are committed to building a strategic vision for the future WITH you and the entire faith community and this is your opportunity to join your voice with others in the church to share God’s vision through your perspective.

Planning for Our Future

We value the future of our church, and we are committed to building a sustainable and strategic ministry that is going to have a deep impact as Northway Christian seeks to create a new expression of worship for a new season of ministry. That’s why we have invited Ministry Architects to visit us September 19-20. (Learn more about them at www.ministryarchitects.com.) Ministry Architects will spend the majority of their time in worship and in listening to a variety of groups within the church and hopefully outside of the church through focused listening groups. We hope to see participation in those groups from a broad spectrum of members, regular attenders and those in our community we hope to attract through a new worship experience. We want your insights, your frustrations and your dreams to be heard.

Once they have completed the listening sessions and gathered the survey results, they will be providing us with a stakeholders debrief on Monday, September 20 at 1:30 pm on Zoom. We hope you can join us for this presentation, the Zoom link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4734559059