Rev. Helen Kirk: July 2018
At the recent circuit consultation, we asked how 'Our Calling' might affect the future of our churches as we consider plans for growth or even end of life. For those who could not be there, it was an excellent evening in which we thought not only about serious issues for the life of the church but also laughed and shared together as a circuit. Many thanks to Keith, Donna & Pete who planned the evening.
So, what now? Well, we know each church must submit a plan for the future, but what does that look like? Perhaps its focus could be on the things we are called to — worship, learning, caring, serving and evangelism. Perhaps we need to be more intentional and ask the difficult questions about the events that fill our diaries — are they fulfilling the calling we have been given, or do we do them because we have always done them? However we decide to do them, may we also remember that the Bible is full of people who God called and used but who often got things wrong. So, let's not be afraid to step out in faith, to take risks and to trust in the God who turns the despair of Good Friday into the joyful hope of Easter Day!
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