Above is the second major Report of the Strategic Planning Work Group. It is the outcome of considerable research and consultation, and seeks to address the major challenges facing us as God’s people. We are clear and convinced that our context and future have to be grasped with significant changes in our thinking and life – as local churches and as Presbytery.
The Report is necessarily substantial and we urge a sustained grappling with its content. The process for handling it is as follows:
1. The Report will be presented by the Work Group to the Presbytery at the Gathering on Saturday May 4th. (St Paul’s Presbyterian, Katikati. 9:30am start)
2. The Report’s ‘Recommended Strategic Actions’ will be considered and decided at the Special Presbytery Meeting on Saturday June 8th. (St Andrews Presbyterian, Matamata. 9.30am start)
It is very important that your parish is represented at these meetings.
In the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Rev Garry Marquand
On behalf of the Strategic Work Group.