The Dream Project 2018-2019
Over many generations, the First Pres community has witnessed God’s plan unfold on this corner and throughout the world. It has never been easy to clearly discern God’s plan for us, and today the noise from our rapidly changing world can make hearing God even more challenging.
2019 April 16, 2019 Update | Reaching The Dream
Happy Spring! The Dream Project 2018 is nearing completion. After 8 months of prayer, data collection, and discernment we have crafted a new Mission Statement and Core Values for our church. They have been approved by Session and shared with a few small stakeholder groups. In May we will share them broadly in a variety of ways. We are excited to reveal what you and the Lord have given for our future direction! May we live up to our ideals and work humbly to “grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by every ligament with which it is equipped, as each part is working properly, promotes the body's growth in building itself up in love.” Ephesians 4:15-16
January 24, 2019 Update | The Dream Project Update!
Thank you to the over 300 people who provided 600 responses to our dreaming questions in October. The Team has spent the last two months sorting, praying, and narrowing the responses down to core ideas. We have developed draft core values, mission, and vision statements which were presented to Session on the January 15. We hope to share these with you in early Spring. We are pleased and excited with what we have heard from God through you and can’t wait to share them!
October 26, 2018 Update | Dreaming in October!
Since we started our process, there have been several large group gatherings to dream together. We have had great participation and lots of learning. We met with ECs, small groups, staff, Elders, and Deacons. Contact us now if you and your ministry group would like us to come and lead the hour-long dream process. We have one more large group time scheduled before we begin our discernment process in early November: If you missed the opportunities to participate in a Dream Project meeting, please click here to give input by completing our survey by November 4, 2018.
Thank you for Dreaming With Us!
Continue to pray for clarity and confidence as God's plan for First Pres is revealed through our work. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Dream Team,