Balcony Team Page
Groundwork & Buy In
These are some of the documents used as the session discussed buying into the process. It takes commitment! Buy-in and communication with the session and congregation need to be done on an ongoing basis. It's not about deciding to do this, electing a "balcony team" and the TEAM telling you later what your church's vision is. The Balcony Team simply does a lot of leg-work to get the "answers" from the congregation itself, and constantly gets feedback from the congregation to test, refine and better express clues, concerns and findings.
Work & Findings
Puzzling together our VISION
Currently need your help on...
We currently need your help in defining our CONTEXT. What other phrases, images or descriptions can you imagine that show how NO other church has our exact context. If we can understand what is so special and unique about our community, then we can better understand why God wants our particular church here for years to come! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or talk to Maggie, Jim C or Donna.
Coaches: George & Beverly Thompson
A growing number of congregations have voiced a desire for hands-on help instead of books or conferences when it comes for transformation. The Revitalization committee (CCRT) has looked a number of models from parachurch organizations within and outside our denomination, but most of the help is limited and “one size fits all.” The Revitalization committee was pleased to discover George & Beverly Thompson, whose expertise and pastoral abilities promise to offer committed churches of all sizes the chance to live into God’s amazing calling upon them.
Basketball coaches do not make the crucial 3 point shot at the end of the game, but they can coach their players how to think for themselves and make good decisions, working together as a team. The Thompsons won’t give you a quick answer or offer “quick fixes” for your problems. Instead, they teach congregations how to discern and follow God’s will for themselves.
Click here for more information about the process, or HERE to apply. If you think that working with the Thompsons for two years is what your congregation needs, then what’s stopping you from applying? Read our Questions/Answer and make sure you are not discounting your congregation!