This is Life at CtK
In the spring of 2013, a committee of CtK members began putting together a strategic plan on behalf of the congregation. This plan took a hard look at who we are, who want to be, and how we can get there. In the midst of pastoral and other staffing transitions in the church office, the application of this plan has been put on hold…until now.
After conversations between Pastor Peter and the Congregational Council, we now have nine reinvigorated mission objectives. These objectives honor the spirit of the 2013 Strategic Plan, and at the same time reflect perspectives of Pastor Peter’s pastoral leadership.
In the spring of 2015, we are initiating a visual campaign entitled This is Life at CtK to help you get to know these new nine mission objectives. Each week, look for a new mission objective. When you see the image and read the objective, ask yourself:
How do I see myself fitting into this?
How do I fit into the greater mission and ministry of CtK?
At the end of these ten weeks, the congregation will be invited to the second part of our Annual Meeting on Sunday, May 17 where we will celebrate, reflect, and reevaluate our many vibrant and longstanding programs and begin to imagine ministries as well.
So watch your email and envision Life at CtK with us.
If you’ve ever looked at optical illusions like Magic Eye™ you know that it takes a while to train your eyes to see the image hidden within. Sometimes that means staring at it, other times looking through it, other times simply relaxing and waiting for the image to appear magically! Once you’ve discovered the hidden image, it’s hard to unsee. It’s like your eyes have now been trained to see what was there all along. Part of becoming an “Equipping Church” means that we constantly help one another train our eyes to see what we haven’t been able to see before—evidence of God’s grace active in our lives, in our congregation, and in the world around us. We can learn from kids in VBS and Sunday School, who regularly list “God sightings” as part of their own faith practice. Discovering our own God-given gifts, we can also begin to see ourselves as agents of God’s work in the world—and help others do the same.
God’s grace is all around us.
May we train our eyes to see!