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FPC Mission Study

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  1. 1. First Presbyterian Church of Troy Honoring the past, embracing the present, looking to the future
  2. 2. Why do a Mission Study?
  3. 3. Inspired by our history of faithful witness to God, we move into the future…worshiping God together and inviting people to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. Embracing our calling as a downtown church, we strive to equip our faith community for discipleship, share our faith, grow in relationship with one another welcome everyone into our midst and go joyfully out into the world to serve others. The Vision Statement
  4. 4. Joyfully we…. Worship God together
  5. 5. Joyfully we… Equip each other, young and old, to be faithful disciples Read, Study, Discuss, Share GROW
  6. 6. Embrace our calling as a downtown church Breakfast club Underground railroad Giving Tree Partners in Hope Troy Concern Prayer shawls Sharing our facility with the downtown leaders and non-profits Recovery council Harvest Table
  7. 7. Joyfully we… Serve others near
  8. 8. …and far
  9. 9. Love each other in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
  10. 10. Inspired by our history of faithful witness to God, we move into the future… worshiping God together and inviting people to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. Embracing our calling as a downtown church, we strive to equip our faith community for discipleship, share our faith, grow in relationship with one another welcome everyone into our midst and go joyfully out into the world to serve others. This is who we are
  11. 11. Where are we now? Church membership in our today’s world 1. Peak years 1960’s 2. Attendance nationwide has declined 30%-40% 3. Discontinued programs due to lack of participating or not meeting needs 4. Financial changes (Has income increased? Decreased? Keeping up with inflation?) 5. Make up of Congregation
  12. 12. Who is God calling our congregation to be?
  13. 13. Are we Maintenance driven or Sent out for Mission Driven by Membership # or Discipleship Pastor-centered or Lay-Empowered Focused on FPC world or The Community
  14. 14. Good News
  15. 15. 2017 Energizers Transition Team study group: Changing the Conversation Annual meeting: “Remember The Future”, appreciative inquiry approach Officer Retreat: “When God Speaks Through Change” Small group gatherings, identifying accomplishments & challenges Sustainable Youth Ministry study group led by Kazy and Joe Hinds Forty Days of Fruitful Living church-wide, small group Lenten Study
  16. 16. “Strategic Leadership for a Change” workshop with Ken McFayden Christian Education Afternoon Workshop with Rev. Meg Swift Jessica Echols “Partners in Hope” “Fun in the Son” & VBS Mountain Outreach Mission Trip Summer Music Series
  17. 17. Transition Team Feedback Share Faith Relationship Together Equip Disciples 0 Holy Conversation Responses
  18. 18. Transition Team Feedback Continue learning Build relationships outside the church Get Involved 0 Why are we here?
  19. 19. Are we being called to…. …learn more about younger generations. Will this enable us to reach “the unchurched” in our community, be disciples of Christ in our own families? …expand our mission in Miami County, based upon today’s needs? …learn to utilize social media to minister to the community? ….provide church leadership development? …develop lay leadership to spread evangelism to our congregation and others ?
  20. 20. 1. Develop action steps to focus on 3 priorities from annual congregation meeting. Serve others in mission. Equip our faith community for discipleship Grow in relationship with one another 2. FPC Leadership to monitor and support these strategies Goals
  21. 21. What is God calling you to do?
  22. 22. We strive to be passionate followers of Jesus Christ who… Pray daily Worship weekly Read the bible daily Serve at and beyond First Presbyterian Church Relate with others to encourage spiritual growth Give generously with a goal of 10% and beyond

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