August 10, 2006
The Message paraphases Proverbs 29:18 as saying "When the people cannot see what God is doing they stumble all over themselves but when they attend to what God reveals they are blessed."
In response to our need as an annual conference to begin to attend to what God reveals, we adopted the following Vision Statement:
bold, passionate, and joyful communities of faith
where the spiritual hunger to worship God and to serve Christ
sets disciples on fire
with Spirit-filled, risk-taking love for all God's children
until Holston Conference reflects the saving grace
and redeeming justice of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I realize it will take more than a statement to turn us toward God's preferred future for us, but you cannot turn toward a future if you don't know what it is. We have articulated that so I intend to get busy making it happen. What about you?
Any helpful comments?
Posted by Bishop at August 10, 2006 10:50 PM