One of the first churches to partner with us in the importance of being a good neighbor was Grace United Methodist Church in Winfield, Kansas. And so it seems appropriate that they are one of the first churches to utilize our group-decision-making process, which we call The Re-Cycle. The Re-Cycle is what we have used as an organization for the last few years to make decisions and we finally decided to name it and share it.
So on Sunday afternoon, Adam and I spent a few hours with 25 folks from Grace UMC. Together they named areas where they are feeling energized (lots to celebrate there) and areas where they are feeling drained or disappointed. We talked about their character and values as a congregation. And they finished by mini-experiments they were willing to take based on everything that had been shared. The mini-experiments that were named were deeply moving!
I’m thankful for the folks at Grace Winfield and Pastor Lora’s invitation for us to join them in their work.