I gathered with a few church planters recently and we were addressed by a very wise leader. He said Bill Hybels talk called Holy Discontent had such a huge impact on him, his church plant and his leadership. I am listening to it to prepare to our PCC away day and am asking the PCC to do the same.
My church planting retreat was immediately followed on Saturday by the Kingston Area's 'Mission Action Planning' day. I am so pleased, even if its 20 years after Bishop David Hope suggested it, that this process is now getting underway.
Robin Gamble's chapter in 'The Future in the parish system' has been helpful to me and his three simple questions he suggests every church asks itself.
1. Where are we?
2. Where do we want to be in 3-5 years?
3. How do we get there?
Do pray for us on Saturday.