Prior to COVID-19, the Property Redevelopment Committee (PRC) had arranged a series of group sessions for Church members to share their thoughts on property redevelopment. After holding two successful sessions, the balance needed to be cancelled. For those who had signed-up online, we provided the opportunity for them to complete an online survey.
The feedback from the group sessions and the online survey has been very helpful in identifying topics that congregants would like more information on regarding redevelopment. These topics are being addressed through this series of Vodcasts.
In Episode 3, Rusty Edwards (Senior Minister), Kathy Schwartzentruber (Chair, Diaconate), Neil Ritchie (Deacon Executive), and David Clarke (Deacon Executive), join Dianne Kokesh in a conversation about the future of ministry at FBCH in relation to potential property redevelopment.The Vodcast lasts approximately thirty minutes. At the bottom of this blog, you can also find a list of specific questions addressed and the time marker you can go to in the video to hear that part of the conversation.
The PRC hopes this process will continue to be guided by the congregation. Please take time to complete this simple form, offering your feedback and questions (click here for online feedback form).
You may also email PRC co-chairs with questions, concerns or ideas: David Dexter or Jim Stanley
In the Vodcast, reference was made to the Five Guiding Statements adopted by the Congregation in April 2019 and Rusty provided slides about Emergence Christianity from the May 2018 Congregational Meeting that began our process of “imagineering.” You can download both documents:
Five Guiding Statements
Characteristics of Emergence Christianity
During the 2020 Lenten Season, the PRC released a document updating the congregation on its work to date. Click here to read the document.
Questions Addressed in the Vodcast and Time Location
0:00 -Welcome and opening remarks
2:28 – Context for how redevelopment supports our Ministry and Mission
2:35 – History of FBCH
6:38 – Current trends in faith communities
11:24 – Characteristics of emergence Christianity
15:00 – Redevelopment and space usage
16:16 – Redevelopment and our guiding statements
18:45 – Connecting people to God through the Sanctuary level
22:15 – Connecting people to one another through planned kitchen/eating space
25:14 – Developing a sustainable design: extending Christian mission
28:10 – Wrap up and feedback invited