Staff Note from Pastor Katherine 3/26

On April 9 we will discuss chapter 6 of "Canoeing the Mountains." EVERYONE is welcome -- our Council on Ministries and Cabinet are requested to attend. We will begin at 6:30 pm, and the Council on Ministries will be free to leave or stay at the conclusion of the book conversation. If you would like a book, please let me know. This book and our conversations are around future directions for our congregation. Everyone is welcome to participate!

Ideas to discuss:

  • What is our organizational culture as a congregation? John Kotter defines this as the "group norms of behavior and the underlying shared values that help keep those norms in place." (p. 73)

  • How is our culture providing strengths for ministry in the present? How might it be creating our current challenges? "Today's problems are from yesterday's solutions." (p. 75)

  • What are some ways that we might work towards greater alignment within the church? (p. 75ff) clarity (78-79) embodiment (79-81) love (81-83)

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