It has been quite an eventful last year for First Presbyterian Church of Warren! As we have settled in and gotten to know one another more, we are now at a point where we need to be looking ahead as to how God is calling us next. How do we follow the leading of the Holy Spirit that is so alive and active in our community?
To that end, the session has agreed to move forward with Holy Cow! Consulting to help us in discerning our future. The first step is to conduct a congregational assessment. This assessment will provide a clear picture of who we are as a church and what directions are most important for our future. The tool we'll use is the Congregation Assessment Tool (CAT), which will provide key indicators of our congregational health along with areas of challenge and potential growth. It will help us to collect and understand the range of views that exist at First Church and the possibilities, willingness, capacity and energy for moving our ministry into the future.
We ask that all those who currently regularly participate in the life of the congregation take the assessment.
If you receive a weekly e-newsletter, you will receive a unique web link to complete the assessment online. That link will also be available if you call the office and request it and/or give us your email address.
If you would prefer to take the assessment using a paper copy, please stop by the office, and we will provide one for you along with a self-addressed stamped envelope. If you are able to do the on-line version, that is preferred. If you need computer time at church, please call the office and we can arrange a time when an office computer will be available.
NOTE: If there is only one email address for all members of your household, it may be tempting to have one person take the survey on behalf of the family. However, please be sure your spouse and all young adults/teens living in your home have an opportunity to complete the survey. INDIVIDUAL INPUT is key to our gaining insight into overall perceptions and experiences.
Please set aside enough time to answer all the questions. This will take about 30 minutes. All survey responses are strictly anonymous. The link to the CAT will be available May 20-June 10. Paper copies will be available May 20-June 3.
Thank you for your willingness to be a part of this congregational assessment and for helping to build First Presbyterian Church of Warren’s future.
If you have questions, please contact Pastor Julie or Elder Nina Wash at firstname.lastname@example.org, 586-751-1721, or in person!