Next Step: Strategic Planning
Now that we have made our covenant, it's time to do some strategic planning and discern how to begin living into it. A sub-committee of council members and other church members is being formed to work on this; if you are interested in joining the strategic planning team, please contact Karen.
We expect the work will require regular meetings for about 2 months. All those interested are invited to an initial meeting on Friday, June 4 at 1:30pm (zoom), where we will discuss the process and timeline for strategic planning.
After the initial meeting, those who would like to commit to this work will make plans to meet regularly and walk through the process.
THE CHRIST CHURCH GABRIOLA COVENANT
Gracious and Loving God,
We, Christ Church Gabriola, followers of Jesus Christ, shared Anglican and United ministry,
who welcome all persons into our community, who are shaped by your call and by the
people you call to our community of faith . . .
We covenant with You and with one another:
to lovingly support each other as we grow in Christ, creating opportunities to connect with each
other in fellowship
to welcome and integrate into our community all persons as children of God
to become a multi-generational community
to share the good news with everyone, including those who have not valued church as it has
to be relevant and effective in sharing God’s love
to bring the church into the future
to worship you with openness to the movement of your Spirit in our midst, using the grounding
we have in our traditions, inclusive language, musical diversity, and creativity
LEARN AND GROW
to learn and grow together through exploring the Christian tradition, spiritual practices, and
to offer to the wider community safe space to engage in conversations about matters important
to life, faith and the world
to inform ourselves about issues of social justice, giving priority to local issues
to use respectful communication in discussing social justice issues, and to examine each issue
from multiple perspectives
to live in love and justice, and to work for the well-being of the earth and its inhabitants
to stay relevant to and in relationship with the community and world around us
to serve the island by offering our own resources, collaborating with other agencies, and
drawing on our connections with the wider community.
This we covenant, in Christ’s name. Amen