An informal time of prayer will be at the church on Saturday, July 13th. You may arrive at 7:30 p.m., prayer will begin at 8:00 p.m.
After worship on May 19th, there will be a church-wide conversation about Community Covenant’s PULSE survey and next steps in the Vitality Process. Please see the recent email for the detailed report; paper reports are available at church. We look forward to hearing everyone’s thoughts and reflections.
Strategic Ministry Planning
What steps will Community Covenant take to be a faithful and fruitful church? As the Navigate process transitions into strategic ministry planning this spring, new members will be welcomed on the team. If you are interested in becoming part of the Navigate Strategic Ministry Team, please talk to a pastor or Rich Newberg.
Please be sure to save February 23rd for the ONE workshop. This is the final workshop in the Navigate process and will meet again in York, PA from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. ONE: A Unifying Approach to Strategic Ministry Planning invites the local church into a unifying process guided by the Spirit so that church can be about our Father’s business in the world.
Beginning January 27, everyone in the church is welcome to help Community Covenant take its “pulse”. As a part of our on-going Navigate process, this online assessment will help measure the church’s progress in its journey towards becoming a healthy, missional church. Every member and attendee of the church is encouraged to follow the online link available on January 27th and complete the 30 minute survey. Contact Pastor Ryan with questions or for help in working the online form.
Special Coffee Conversation
There will be a special, extended “coffee conversation” on Sunday, December 16th during the Sunday School hour from 9:30- 10:30 a.m. A light breakfast will be served. All regular attendees of Community Covenant are encouraged to come and provide input on their experience with the Navigate process over the past year and to offer thoughts on the future of the church. Associate Superintendent Kreig Gammelgard will be present to offer feedback and answer any questions about next steps in the life of the church. Plan on joining us.
Community Covenant’s Navigate Team has recently released several documents concerning our ongoing journey towards becoming a healthy and missional church (by healthy we mean pursuing Christ and by missional we mean pursuing Christ’s priorities in the world.) These are draft documents which will be edited in the coming weeks. They are:
A History of the Community Covenant Church of Springfield
Internal Assessment Report
Join us on November 11th, after the service, for a coffee conversation. This will be a “balcony conversation”, a chance for people to share what they are thinking and feeling in regards to the Navigate process and the life of our church. Feel free to contact the Navigate Team with any thoughts or questions.
Why is change an important topic… for a church? Last spring, the Veritas retreat provided the language, now EPIC (Empowering People, Inspiring Change) provides the how-to. As a follow-up workshop to Veritas, EPIC talks about the spirituality, chemistry, and strategy of leading healthy missional change, and equips leaders with the necessary tools. EPIC does not tell churches what to change, but how to change… and how to change in a way that is civil, compassionate, and Christ-honoring. Join us and 5 other churches from our region on Saturday, October 20th from 1:00- 6:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Wolfs Covenant Church, 4501 Wolfs Church Rd, York, PA. All church attendees are encouraged to attend.