Musings on The Way that is Well for Us 

April 24, 2012

On Saturday, April 21, a group of 70 Plymouthians met for the idea generation session of The Way that is Well for Us.   Pat Hughes led us through a process that eased the conversations and provided us with a structure.  This process gave each person at the table 5 minutes to list their ideas for what they would like to see at Plymouth, 2 minutes to report their ideas, and then some discussion time for clarifications.  From the discussion time we were required to choose anywhere from one to 7 ideas from our table to bring forward to the whole group.  Each table brought their ideas forward to a sticky board without much discussion or explanation.   Next, the large group placed the ideas in groupings of similar themes.  Finally, we ranked the ideas by using a limited number of colored dots: (2 blue, 2 red, 2 yellow per person).   These rankings, groupings and ideas will be available on the website by the end of the week.

On this glorious Saturday morning we were able to give voice to our heart’s desires for Plymouth.  As a church we are re-building our listening muscles and working together.  Now we get to practice and build even more as we continue to deepen our relationships.  

The All Church Retreat, May 4-6, at Pilgrim Firs is the next step in this process of listening.   All the ideas and data we gathered on the 21st are going straight to the All Church Retreat.  It is here that we hope to answer the question, “What is God calling us to do and to be in this day and in this church?”  What is it I am willing to put my heart, head, and shoulders to for God, and Plymouth? Join us for this rich and courageous conversation about where our hearts lie and our heads lead us.

--Susan Ford, Vice Moderator


 



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