One of the main components of this process are listening groups. These are opportunities for you to meet with a church growth expert, Canon Ron McCrary, who is assisting us in this endeavor. In your thirty to forty five minute session with him you will be asked questions as you share your needs, hopes, and concerns for the years ahead. Canon McCrary wants to get the most input he can receive from the widest number of people in order to get the best picture of our church.
Your investment of time for this portion of Shaping our Future Together is crucial. It allows for you to have input as we work together with the Lord to build, grow, and chart the course for Saint Barnabas. We did our best to find times that would be suitable for everyone, but realize we cannot see all of your busy schedules! Please do your best to make it, as we have nearly 20 groups slotted to meet with him over the course of a long weekend.
If you would kindly RSVP to let the church office as soon as possible, it will help us work with Canon McCrary's scheduling. Next week more details will follow in the Encourager regarding the other part of Shaping our Future Together, the Saturday workshop. Although we have blocked off the whole weekend, your individual time commitment is for this forty-five minute listening group session and the nine to three Saturday workshop. Please contact us with any further questions or points of clarification as we prepare for this watershed moment at Saint Barnabas.