Our joint officer retreat day will be February 10 from 9:00am – 2:00pm in the church library.
The first part of the retreat will be led by The Rev. Roy Howard who will give us an overview of the book I have ordered for the Elders to read entitled, When Church Stops Working: A Future for Your Congregation beyond More Money, Programs, and Innovation. The book is on back order so it has not yet arrived. It is based on a larger book entitled Churches and the Crisis of Decline: A Hopeful, Practical Ecclesiology for a Secular Age by Andrew Root. Roy Howard will introduce us to the salient points of the books. We’ll have lunch and then after lunch we’ll discuss the focus for our strategic growth initiative year 3.