The Consistory met on 9/15, and we are pleased to share with you the report from the Next Steps Survey (copies available in narthex or CLICK HERE).
Over the next two weeks, we will be forming the Vision Team, a faithful and diverse group of MAMily who will serve as leadership in this time of transition. They will help guide the congregation through a process of grief and loss, as well as help us in discerning questions of the church’s identity such as “who are we now?” and “who do we want to be?” Our hope is that these next essential steps in the process will be significantly valuable when the Vision Team moves into an active search process for the next lead pastor of MAM.
In addition, we are enthusiastically moving forward with a church consultant who will be working alongside the Vision Team, Consistory and congregation in the coming months. We will share more information about this person and most likely invite them to a meet-and-greet once an official contract has been signed. Pastor Emily has applied for a grant with the Holland RCA Classis to cover the costs of this expense.
And again, we are so grateful to be blessed by the leadership of MAMily preachers and worship leaders during this time. THANK YOU to all who faithfully serve, pray and give (financially) during this time so that we may remain together, always together.