Our Discernment Process
Considering our Future:
Center Church, like many other mainline protestant congregations, is feeling the heat of the nationwide shift in culture away from organized, traditional religious expression. In the face of a shifting landscape and its effects on church involvement, our faith community is embarking on a journey to assess the landscape as it relates to our congregation and how we might proceed into the future. For more information feel free to get in touch with our staff!
Upcoming Programming for 2021-2022
Fall Congregational Conversations:
Spring Congregational Meetings:
Discernment Book Study:
This fall we will read and reflect on a new book, titled: Claiming Resurrection in the Dying Church; Freedom beyond Survival. This book, written by Pastor Anna Olson, offers an accessible read with challenging themes that intersect with our discernment process. You won't want to miss this study! Meetings will be a mix of zoom and in-person. Free copies will be available, first come first serve. To sign up, click the button below or call the church office. To buy the book on your own, you can find it by clicking the corresponding button.
Fall Book Study Dates:
9/30/21 @ 6:30pm
10/7/21 @ 6:30pm
11/18/21 @ 6:30pm
Below are the documents that relate to each path that we have considered thus far. Each is a distinct path that pursues distinct goals, and the names of each path relate to those goals. The temptation to mix and match strategies from each is enticing, but must be avoided, as mixing and matching only serves the goal of comfort and contentment. If you have questions about these paths, please contact Pastor Connor.