April 12 @ 6:00 PM, Christian Life Center
This Discernment Meeting proposal is for a vital gathering of church members. It is another opportunity to listen to one another and receive clarifying answers to lingering questions. It will focus primarily on the two documents sent to the Board of Stewards regarding affiliative voting timing. The resolutions are:
Crucial decisions are best made together in a clear, easy-to-follow process that is highly participatory, safe, respectful, hard to manipulate, and honestly informative. Our purpose in this work of discernment is to ask 2 questions: “what is God’s will (best hope) for us in this matter?” and “how can we best provide a credible Christian witness to the wider community on this matter?” The basic process comes from Julia Kuhn Sharp's book: The Church Guide for Making Decisions Together (Abingdon).
PLEASE NOTE: THIS CHRISTIAN CONFERENCING EVENT IS OPEN TO MEMBERS OF FAIRHOPE UMC. REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN UNTIL MONDAY, APRIL 3. PLEASE REGISTER INDIVIDUALLY (NOT AS A HOUSEHOLD).