Last Friday Resurrection had our annual all church celebration (Charge Conference) and it was very well attended (more than 1,400 registered). We celebrated the ministry that had been done in 2008 and looked forward to 2009. As we looked to 2009 Adam talked us through our Strategic Objectives. The first of which is to, “Expand the Church’s Ministries of Support, Healing, and Hope.”
Tuesday the congregational care team spent a day away on a retreat and spent the afternoon discussing what will be two of our primary areas of emphasis in 2009; ways in which we’ll work to further accomplish this objective.
First of all, we’re going to be expanding the ways in which we provide ministry to people and families who are struggling financially, dealing with the loss of a job, or generally hurting in these tough economic times.
Secondly, we’re going to be vastly increasing the grief offerings at the church. We’ll be looking to provide more classes to aid people in the grieving process as well as creating a system by which we can continue to be in ministry to and with people after they have gone through one of those classes.
I continue to be very excited to be a part of this team and look forward to the things in store for 2009.
As you think about the coming year, specifically in relationship to the two areas listed above, what might be the most helpful kinds of things for us to offer?