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Our Leadership Huddle and the Transformational Church Survey
by Tom Goodman
August 19, 2010

Have you signed up for our leadership huddle?  It's for everyone at Hillcrest who has a position of leadership or service.  You have your choice of either August 22 or August 29, from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.  We'll meet on the third floor of the Education Building (also known as "The Summit," where our youth meet).  Breakfast will be served.

Earlier this summer I encouraged our congregation to participate in a nationwide "Transformational Church" Survey.  The results are in, and I've asked Herb Ingram to bring us a report about the findings.  Herb spent a week in Glorieta learning about this national church emphasis, and I think you'll be inspired by his report.

"Transformational Churches," according to the leaders of this emphasis, Ed Stetzer and Thom Rainer, "make disciples whose lives are being transformed by the gospel, so that the culture around them is ultimately transformed."

There are seven areas of focus:

  • Missionary Mentality
  • Vibrant Leadership
  • Relational Intentionality
  • Prayerful Dependence
  • Worship that Actively Embraces Jesus
  • Community that Connects People with People
  • Mission in Word and Deed

From the survey conducted within our church membership, we were pleased to see an overall high level of satisfaction reported by the congregation.  But in each of the 7 areas we've identified something to work on.  I want 2010-2011 to be a year where we roll up our sleeves and work on raising our effectiveness in these areas.  The leadership huddle is the best place to introduce you to these findings.  In the weeks following the huddle, I'll write more about Transformational Church in LeaderLines.

Join us this Sunday, August 22, or next Sunday, August 29.  Contact Herb Ingram or Jami Dismukes to let them know which Sunday you'll attend.


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