Read about our process below, that includes the audio and materials from our initial public process.
- LEARN—Public Process: October 2014 through June 2015
#5: STORIES OF FAITH AND LIFE
SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2015
#4: OPEN WIDE YOUR HEARTS
SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015
#3: GENEROUS EMPATHY
FEBRUARY 8, 2015
#2: REFORMED TRADITION
NOVEMBER 2, 2014
audio, presentation, handout
#1: A VISION OF WE
OCTOBER 19, 2014
audio, video, presentation, handout
- DISCERN & ARTICULATE—Session Process
Review the “Learn” phrase and other materials, identify any gaps, further engage particular individuals and groups in our congregation, do additional research or work if needed.
- Scope and Plan
Clarify the goals and develop the general framework for format, content and process to complete.
Collaboratively draft, review and finalize what we want to communicate about our vision and practice. Prepare for distribution as appropriate.
- AFFIRM—Re-engage Public Process
Create plan to share Session’s work with the congregation. Schedule announcements, presentations, gatherings, etc.
- Ongoing Witness
Give thanks to God and launch our vision and practices in a worship service of commitment.
Learn more about how First Pres has journeyed through issues around gender, sexuality, marriage, and leadership in the church.