The Minnesota Conference UCC has invited our congregation to be part of a new program called Crossroads. Building on the work of our Discovery Team and pastoral search process, and as part of a consortium of other UCC MN churches, Crossroads is designed to help us answer the question: What is God calling us to do and be…TODAY?”
We will work with Vibrant Faith, a Christian research-based organization that provides training and coaching. This is a one-year commitment consisting of four full-day retreats (Feb. 2 and three other dates to be determined) and monthly team meetings supported by a consultant from Vibrant Faith and a representative of the UCC Conference. We will be “looking inward” at who we are and also at how we can “turn outward,” what dreams we have for the future, and where we go from here.
Vibrant Faith will prepare participants in the Crossroads Program to develop new forms of ministry and leadership in response to the changing ways people approach faith and religion in our society. We can expect coaching on ministry models, leadership skills, and supportive learning communities.