Acts 16: 5 Resource

Acts 16: 5 Resource

A Great Suggestion from our Grace Presbyterian Church in Lodi: Acts 16:5 A Resource for Churches WHAT WE HAVE DONE Vision Team: Personal Growth * Awakened a high expectation of what God will do * Renewed faith commitment * Have a regular devotional life * Pray for individual as well as whole team members * Sought through pray a select few to disciple * Strive to be encouragers/appreciators * Read TWELVE DYNAMIC SHIFTS * Selected and focused on 1 or 2 defining Practices in Ministry With Congregation in General * Introduced and trained Session, Deacons and staff on Acts 16:5 * Obtained Session approval for Acts 16:5 * Developed and obtained Session and congregation approval of a revised Defining Vision * Implemented the Vision statement in literature, bulletins, and with congregation * Implemented Word-Share-Prayer in most church committees * Use the Halverson Benediction for closing worship * Had one Celebration Event and have planned 2 more within the next 3-4 months * During Lent had an Encouragement Activity * During Lent had a Thank You activity * Shared the first quarterly meal as a Vision Team * Assessed the membership participation in small groups and identified potential members for participation NEXT STEPS UNDER CONSIDERATION * Plan 2 celebratory event: all church picnic and block party for neighborhood * Plan study day this summer for session to discuss TWELVE DYNAMIC SHIFTS * Review plan for incorporating new members into church life * Decide first primary focus out of: Grow 50% of congregation to have active devotional life, develop small groups with 50% participation, teach the 4 Ss’(no secrets, no surprises,...