We've been working hard as a Session here at OPC over the past few months (well, OK, over the past 60 years). We've been looking at deficit budgets, budget cuts (without affecting staff or mission), designated v. general giving, drafting a new vision and mission statement, planning a downsize of Session and an upsize of Deacons. Now, with the re-organization of Session, I'm particularly excited about how this means we can give our members bite-sized chunks of ministry for their participation. Now some details:
Beginning Thursday, August 6, Session Ministry Groups and Ministry Committees will begin meeting together on the same night, the first Thursday of the month. This is part of our overall restructuring of Session’s ministries as we streamline our work and focus on God’s vision for OPC.
At 7 pm, all will gather in the Sanctuary for a time of reflection and prayer prior to our meetings. Ministry Committees (Administration, Buildings and Grounds, Christian Education, Communications, Finance, Mission, and Worship) will then meet for an hour, followed by meetings of the Ministry Groups (Discipleship, Outreach, and Resources).
Now here’s the really good news: you can make a big difference in the ongoing flourishing of our ministries. For those of you already involved who wish to continue that involvement, we are sure to find a place for you. For those of you who have wondered how you might be involved but have been unsure how, we can find a place for you as well! If you want to participate but driving at night makes that difficult, we will be arranging rides as well.
We will be asking for your input as we make this transition over the summer months. Stay tuned for more information. If you can’t wait, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, call the church office (404.233.5469), or speak with any of our elders or staff and let us know how you’d like to take part.
If you're interested in learning more about the details of the restructuring, check out my other post.