What is the Spirit saying to the churches? by ProQuest

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"We could do this as just the Executive Board, but given the new challenges facing the church at this point in time, the sense was this was a good opportunity to look at where we want to move into the future as an area church," Martin said, explaining, "This isn't just about readjusting budget, including looking for revenues, but how do we see the church positioning itself to engage God's call into a new future that is emerging and unfolding."With an eye on the area church's focus statement, "Extending the peace of Jesus Christ: Making disciples, growing congregations, forming leaders," Martin sees this as a time to discern how God wants MC Eastern Canada to be missional, and to intentionally be a reconciling people, doing more than just caring for its member churches, but reaching out into those churches' communities.

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