Starting this month, we will be talking a lot more about Total Ministry and what it means for our parish. Our vestry and I will be meeting for a Mutual Ministry Review on Saturday August 10 with the Rev. Kay Rohde from the Office of the Bishop. Kay+ is the Mission Developer who works with Total Ministry congregations. The main focus of our Mutual Ministry Review will be what we have done so far in our Total Ministry process and what we will be doing in the coming year. By the way, Mutual Ministry Review is an annual meeting for vestry, clergy, and other parish leaders where they review goals from the past year and set new goals for the next 12 months.
The immediate follow-up to the Mutual Ministry Review will be our parish meeting on Sunday September 8th. We will have one worship service at 9:30 a.m., followed by an all-parish meeting about our next steps in Total Ministry. The Rev. Kay Rohde will be preaching at the worship service and facilitating the parish meeting. The goal for the meeting is to help parishioners be more informed and engaged with Total Ministry at St. George’s.
I am starting a series of articles about Total Ministry for our parish blog – your life. One http://dragontails.wordpress.com. I hope that many of you will start to look at the blog and reflect about these articles. I also would love to have more dialogue about Total Ministry and St. George’s. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or text/call me at 916-753-9939 with your thoughts and questions.