Circle on Youth is scheduled for Monday, April 20, at 6:30 PM.
Additional circles focusing on Youth Christian Education will be held on Sunday, April 26 at 9:30 AM
The last circle focusing on Youth Christian Education and related activities will be held on Wednesday, April 29, during regular evening activities.
Peace Church is continuing its collaborative process based on the book “Completing the Circle – Reviewing Ministries in the Congregation” by David McMahill. We are continuing a series of facilitated conversations to promote two-way communication with our leaders and members. The hope is this will provide healthy, high-quality feedback to our pastors and staff and inform our ongoing strategic planning and goal setting.
Late in 2012 we held Circles regarding worship. The series of listening and feedback Circles for this year will focus on Youth Activities and Christian Education.
The setting for these Circles will be specially-scheduled interpersonal settings. At least one member of the Coordinating Council will attend each Circle, as will Pastor Kathy and/or appropriate staff members.
Each Circle will invite people to meet for 60-90 minutes to describe what they have experienced in the aspect of congregational life that is the group’s focus. There will be a leader/facilitator who will guide the discussion. There will also be a recorder to take notes on the discussion. A discussion guide will be used to help start the conversation and to keep it on track.
The Circles will invite participants to share their own experiences (and avoid talking about what they “have heard from others….”) in their life as a member. By seeking feedback about members’ own experiences and perspectives our Pastors and lay leadership will gain important feedback about the performance of our pastors and staff.
Our first Circle on Youth is scheduled for Monday, April 20, at 6:30 PM. This first circle is unique as it will invite middle and senior high youth only to participate in the discussions, with Mark Hakes facilitating the conversation. Pizza will be served.
Additional circles focusing on Youth Christian Education will be held on Sunday, April 26 at 9:30 AM, with two circles convening separately to focus on infant through 5th grade education, and then 6th grade through senior high education. The last circle focusing on Youth Christian Education and related activities will be held on Wednesday, April 29, during regular evening activities.
If you’d like to participate in any of these circles, please contact Pastor Kathy, Moderator Kathy Bray, or Office Coordinator Janell Kohls. We look forward to hearing your thoughts!