I had lunch today with Sarah Wiles, our preacher at Bethany Presbyterian Church.
We’re going to be starting a discernment project since the church has grown exponentially over the last couple of years. I was really interested to read MaryAnn McKibben Dana’s blog today about a similar project in her church. I think what she said will be very helpful for us.
We’ve got several new families with kids, and we’re going to need to decide whether to start two separate Sunday School classes for pre-school and grade-school. We are also going to be looking at whether to continue our mission emphases or whether our membership is burned out of those and needs to look at different outreach programs. Or maybe we will decide we want to do it all (but only if there is passion and enthusiasm in the congregation). This is a wonderful time to be in this particular church!
Tomorrow, I’m going to go the Olympia Presbytery meeting. I love going to Presbytery (quit laughing), and I haven’t been to the one out here yet.