First Christian Church is
working on a visioning process in 2007-2008 to guide the future of the
church. The church has hired Richard (Dick) Hamm from The Columbia
Partnership to lead us through this effort.
third step in our visioning process is to write a Future Story of the
click here to read the Future Story as presented on February 3,
2008, to the congregation.
We'd also like to
hear your feedback on the Future Story -- what do you like
best about the story? Do you have any concerns? Is there
anything else you would like to share with the Visioning Committee?
please click here to send us an E-mail.
The Visioning Committee
is worked through the following steps to develop this story:
review, and summarize all input from all prayer triad groups (done as of
Meet with Dick Hamm to
review the process of writing our Future Story (done as of
Form writing teams to
focus on a specific model of our future church -- three teams have
been formed as of 10/30/07.
Each team will write a
future story (reflecting on prayer triad input throughout the process).
Full committee will
review stories on Nov 18th.
A new writing team
will be assigned to write a combined/final future story (again,
reflecting on prayer triad input throughout).
Sometime during Advent
Season, the final future story will be completed, and we will then
work on presenting the story to the congregation in the form of a
skit or movie.
Presentation of the
future story to the congregation, once complete. We're
tentatively targeting late December or early January for this
What is a Future Story?
Hamm invites us to think of the church 7 years in the future.
Writing from that vantage point, he asks that we record the events and
accomplishments that would have had to happen to achieve our vision of
the church 7 years from today. Keeping the input from our prayer
triads in mind, we will work to discern the will of God for our church,
and record that vision in the form of a story.
to read the Future Story as
presented to the congregation on February 3, 2008.
to the Visioning Home Page.