Attachment 5

Book study – Pursuing God’s will together – Ruth Hayley- Barton (Council, core team and any other members). If your congregation is large, do it as one congregation. If not, do a joint study with other congregations.

Be prepared to spend 6-8 mths on this process of discernment. Do not rush it.

You could simultaneously start taking small steps to change the culture by implementing the “Practicing God’s presence” initiative in your church. Contact Rev. Greg Smith-Young, at for more information and to guide you through the process.

The initiative can be viewed here:

Meet with the core team and set in place strategic priorities (Communication, resources, leadership development, programs). Go over the change/transition process (see Attachment 6).