From the Transition Team

As you heard from Laura in last week’s update, the transition team met via Zoom on Sunday, June 28. We, like you, are looking forward to the day we can be back together physically as a church. Although our time apart during the pandemic has been stressful and less...

July 1, 2020

I was overjoyed to see the faces of everyone on the transition team (except for one member, who was traveling to see family) via Zoom on June 28! I have missed them, and I have missed you. In our meeting, I heard about how hard the staff and lay leadership have been...

June 17, 2020

A book I was reading today made the helpful distinction between a theology of place and a theology of journey. Those who approach faith from the perspective of place are powerfully shaped by geography, whether that is a particular tract of land, a sanctuary, or an...

June 10, 2020

As a coach, I specialize in navigating change. (This is somewhat ironic, as I am not more immune to resisting change than anyone else!) Congregations such as FBC that are between settled pastors were already dealing with transition. Then: Covid-19. Then: a call for...

June 3, 2020

In his 2019 book The Infinite Game, Simon Sinek differentiates between finite and infinite endeavors. In finite tasks the people involved, rules, and ultimate, specific goal are clear. For example, a football game is played between two teams, officiated according to...

May 27, 2020

In the children’s book The Invisible String by Patrice Karst, a mother reassures her kids that even when they are physically apart, they are connected by a thread they cannot see: “You know we’re always together, no matter what.” This is not a...

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