We have recently started a Strategic Planning Team because we have discovered that in our dispersed model of being a faith community and our structure of freeing up time, resources and money to go to missio community, our central core has been too weak to sustain growth and expansion.
In order to understand the greater challenges that go along with our structure, we are identifying all the challenges and then as they are all laid out, we are praying to discern God's creative answer for them. I believe that He has a solution that goes beyond just going out to hire people to fill in the areas where we have need. This has been done over and over in churches and I think that God wants us to recognize that we "all have something special in our hands to share and that as we share them, the Body of Christ will have everything we need to move forward in God's kingdom."
So, Laurie, a member of our Strategic Planning Team wrote this blog about one of our key areas of challenge: communication. I thought it was so insightful that I want to share it with you: