Visionary Thinkers Share Ideas

by Rev. Martha Barstow

A lively group gathered after church on February 8 to share a meal and ponder the question,“If we were to start a new church, what would we want to be sure we included in areas of worship, service, growing, learning, etc.?” We did not focus on the cost, the people, or the timing.

Ideas poured forth from these visionary thinkers, and five large sheets of paper were filled with various ways we could “do church”! I’ll be sharing all the ideas we identified, and encouraging us to continue the dialogue on how to make our visions a reality.

This brings me back to the topic I wrote about last month—the discovery of your spiritual gifts. Again, I invite you to ask yourself “How might I use my abilities and talents in the ministries of our church? What new ministries am I being called to start? What makes my heart sing?”

As we journey through this Lenten season, pay attention to the stirring of your heart and the thoughts that enter your mind. They may be your calling. Imagine!

Glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine by his power at work within us.

Ephesians 3:20