Ministry/Leadership Summit Invitation
St. Christopher’s will hold a Ministry/Leadership Summit on Saturday, February 16, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, and you are invited!
Since its retreat last January, the Vestry has been working to develop a structure that will support effective ministry in and from St. Christopher’s in the years ahead. Seven Ministries have been identified:
- Faith Formation
- Finance & Facilities
- Pastoral Care
The parish’s thirty-plus existing ministries, parish organizations, and guilds have been grouped into one of the seven Ministries. So, for example, all the different groups that make worship possible here at St. Christopher’s - Acolytes, Altar Guild, Music, Lectors and others - will begin working more closely together. All the learning opportunities - from Godly Play to Common Grounds - will come under the Faith Formation umbrella.
This is your chance to learn more about the various ministry opportunities and how you might find a place to offer your gifts.
Father Jack Koepke, recently retired Canon to the Ordinary in the Diocese of Southern Ohio, will facilitate the daylong meeting in the Parish Hall. Father Jack has decades of experience working with congregations of all different shapes and sizes. He has been rector of several parishes and served on diocesan staffs in two different dioceses.
The day will begin with coffee and refreshments. After introductions and an opening prayer, Father Jack will introduce a small group Bible study. A plenary session will follow to immerse all participants in the work that’s been done by the Vestry since last year’s retreat.
The meeting will then break for lunch (provided) and fellowship. Following lunch, meetings of the seven ministries will be held (agenda provided). Each Ministry will then have the chance to report to the Vestry about what was accomplished in their group meeting, what questions remain that need to be answered, and what more does the Ministry need to do its work.
If you are planning to attend, please RSVP by Friday, February 8, to Anita Walker, Parish Administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org or (317) 846-8716. Please also let her know if you have any dietary restrictions when you RSVP.
It promises to be a fun day of learning and growth. And, it’s all part of “preparing the way” for the arrival of our next rector!