What’s the Next Step in the ARAR Process?
The poster boards with our Guiding Questions and Post-It Notes will stay up until July 30th. Please post your thoughts on the board(s) of your choice. Let your voice be heard. Now is the time!
After worship service on July 30th the postings will be removed by the ARAR Team. The blank posters will remain up as the ARAR Team compiles a draft of the directives to be presented. On September 17th the various directives will be posted for your review and comment. Each directive will be represented by a separate posting to allow room for your comments.
On October 8th the poster boards will be removed and the ARAR Team will create the final Reformation Directive document. The final document will be communicated to the congregation on Sunday October 22nd.
On Reformation Sunday, October 29th, the congregation will be asked to pledge their support for the Reformation Directive by signing a pledge page to be attached to the document.
Below is an overview of the process for your reference.
Step One: (Present – February)
- Cottage meetings will be held in congregant’s homes, coffee houses, or at St. Paul to determine our guiding questions for this process of discovery and the areas we would like to further reform.
Step Two: (March – June)
- Church-wide, interactive meetings will take place to find solutions and actions for our guiding questions.
Step Three: (June – October)
- A draft of our reformation directive will be written by the ARAR team, considered by the congregation and ultimately, received on Reformation Day 2017—the Reformation’s 500th anniversary.
Please keep this process in your prayers and as opportunities arise please give your heart, mind, and time to this process.