WCI February Update

In my experience, the whole church initiative is not a cut and dry, do things this way, type of initiative, but rather a challenge to look at the ways we currently do Church, and to help us question whether there might be some changes in ways of communicating and serving that can help us better reach people who are un- churched and are seeking some spiritual nourishment.

Questions we have asked as a group are: How can we keep the church relevant in today’s world? How can each church best make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world in the speci c environment in which they are located? With all of the changes in society and the many di erent ways people commu- nicate, are there better ways to reach them? Where do we see God leading us as individuals and as a community?

Currently we are looking at ways nature has adapted to t better into speci c envi- ronments and considering if some adaptation may be bene cial to some churches. Certainly some of this has already happened over the years as small rural churches no longer do things exactly the same way as large mega churches. So far we have

a lot of questions and we will keep you informed as we progress along this road of seeking how God might guide our churches in the future. If you have any ideas
or concerns that you would like to share, please feel free to talk to one of the task force members from either St. Paul’s or Covenant. We will be meeting with the Great Falls teams shortly after the rst of February and we plan to put other articles in future newsletters to keep

you informed of any progress or new ideas being considered. ank you all for your patience as we travel this road together.
WCI Team Member – Jim Fishburn