Not only is it time to think about personal new years resolutions but it’s also time to think about how we as a church are going to move forward in effective ministry. What are we called to do ? Faith United Methodist Church — Going into our community, caring for others, sharing Jesus. This is the vision of what we are called to do. However, now the question becomes . . . How are we going to accomplish this? We are beginning the process of setting goals to which we are called to as a congregation. There are a lot of questions that we need to work through in order to determine our marching orders. I’m going to ask you to pray about some of the questions and then in January we will ask Gary Step, our conference expert,
to come back and help us with this. Here are some thoughts to consider.

—Who is God calling us specifically to reach in our area?
—In the next three years what do we feel God is calling us to accomplish.
—What needs to be new and different?
—What resources, time and people are needed to do this.

Goals need to be…(S.M.A.R.T.)

  1. Specific
  2. Measurable
  3. Achievable
  4. Relevant
  5. Time-based

Please start praying for this to be revealed to us and pray for how you personally could be a part of what God wants to accomplish in and through our ministry here in Edmore.

Pastor Dan.