The Rev. Cean James will be back for our next session of Natural Church Development.
Rev. James introduced us to Natural Church Development in a presentation after worship in early November. He will be back this Sunday for the second installment. (Sorry, we sort of lost sight of this in all the hubbub before the Annual Meeting). This session Rev. James will reflect with us about what the surveys our leaders filled out say to us about Old First.
I am not sure yet how (or even if) Natural Church Development will work for us at Old First. I’m sort of wondering if what NCD identifies as our problems… might we not see them as our gifts or strengths?
I am interested in seeing what Rev. James shares with us. I love the idea of a mechanism for regular evaluation of our efforts and an ability to focus our efforts at strengthening our ministry where there is some promise of the greatest return.