Hello to everyone viewing this post. This post is specifically for persons who would self-identify as a part of Vineyard Central. If you are not, please welcome this post as an opportunity to see the work of our community from afar; in challenge and in joy.
As we spoke about yesterday, we are moving in our Discernment Process as a church towards more specific conversations about
1. who we are,
2. how we organize ourselves, and
3. what it means to be Vineyard Central together.
Together with the grassroots thinking of those who have regularly participated in the discernment gatherings, we have discerned that there are several prominent themes that we will focus on going forward to gain clarity about what decisions we need to make. Those themes are: Structure, Leadership, Membership, Building, and Neighborhood.
We introduced the conversation around Structure yesterday in our worship gathering. We put together a sheet that has three viable options for how our community could organize ourselves. The sheet is not intended as a “final draft,” but instead as a “rough draft” that helps to give people something specific to look at and consider. Please click on the below link entitled “Structure Options” to access the document. If you have problems, please comment underneath the post, and we’ll find a way to get you a copy.
The Discernment Team