The congregation with whom I serve has spent the months of April and May in an extensive visioning process. On Pentecost Sunday–the day for seeing visions and dreaming dreams–we will complete and offer a survey inviting participants in the faith community to share their dreams for Massanutten in God’s good future. (You may see the survey we will complete here.)
I have to say that it’s been an amazing visioning process so far. We have had an incredibly enthusiastic and skilled Planning Team and our deacons and elders have all participated eagerly in the process. I have already seen what dreaming of the future can produce in renewed energy and focus.
What has been most encouraging, however, is that it is helping us to renew our focus on the mission of the church–to transform lives by extending the love of God and the love of neighbor in the world. We’ve been able to talk about the powerful ways that God has worked through our congregation in generations past, and how God’s steadfast love and faithfulness continue to mark our journey together.
Please remember the congregation’s visioning process in your prayers, that we would live into the fullness of what our mission statement invites us to do–“to join boldly with the Spirit’s work in the world.”
And, of course, don’t forget to share your dreams with us.