Seattle Presbytery Stated Meeting
Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 5:00 PM
19834 8th Ave S
Des Moines, WA 98148
Pre-Presbytery Meeting Event
(Begins at 3:30 PM)
So much of the work we do as churches is reliant on our operations. Policies, procedures, finances, and publicity (just to name a few). These items ensure our church's health and safety AND can take up time and energy to create or maintain. Are you interested in a cohort of churches working together to streamline our work together and support one another with operations resources?
Imagine - if we share best practices, build on what we've each learned, and help make our churches run more smoothly - we can then refocus energy on ministry and remove some of that burden from pastors, as well as from staff and volunteers.
Join us for a conversation to share ideas, needs, and begin our work together on April 17th at 3:30pm. Send any member of your church to represent your needs and brainstorm how to work together.
Be prepared to share:
What are your needs?
What questions do you have? (Example: Does our employee handbook align with WA State Law?)
What do you bring? What is your church excellent at in the area of operations?
Global mission resource available locally – opportunity to connect on April 17
Rita Johnson, who spent 15 years in cross-cultural work in Asia will be available for conversation from 4:00-5:00 p.m. before the April 17 Presbytery meeting and during dinner. She’s honed cross-cultural fluency skills that are key when working in an increasingly connected and multi-cultural world. She has an M.S. in Community Development, offering congregations a chance to thoughtfully review and refresh their international development, relief and holistic ministry partnerships. Rita is based in Seattle and is an Associate Director with Frontier Fellowship. In addition, she can facilitate discussions for youth or adults about understanding and relating to Muslims. Please come and ask your questions before the meeting or converse during dinner – or just drop by to connect and arrange another time. Leverage this unique resource for your congregation and beyond!