The final written report from the Ministry Site Review October 11-13 is on its way. In the meantime, consider this initial feedback…a brief summary of Pastor Clark’s notes from the Synod Review Team’s verbal report.
God spoke through the Ministry Site Review, and All Saints surprised the Synod Review Team. Above all, they celebrated the progress made in the last six months.
They believe the next six months to two years will be a crucial crossroads for this congregation. All Saints is below what they call a “critical mission mass”—in average worship attendance and expected income. And, at the same time, they see many signs that the hoped-for renewal is truly happening. Because of the progress and potential they see, they will recommend the ELCA invest even more in All Saints, extending our three year grant an extra year, as well as supporting and advocating for us in several other ways.
The Synod Review Team also affirmed…
The Synod Review Team recommended All Saints build on the strength they see rising, especially to…
This represents just a preview of the full report. Before the end of the week, All Saints Review Team will receive a draft written report. We will read it and make comments, which the Synod Review Team will consider for the final draft. Expect to see that final written report and summaries of it by the beginning of November.
Thanks for your prayers and effort. Thanks be to God!