As the start of our ministry year approaches, we now will begin to turn our focus to putting our plan for the year into action. As with our meetings, we will need everyone’s assistance in order to make our hopes and aspirations for our children and our community a reality. We now, amongst ourselves and in our wider community, need to turn out focus to organizing our leadership for these ministries.
This past evening as planned we talked about the 2018 - 2019 ministerial year in very broad terms, and worked to solve a few key issues.
Scheduling Weekly Ministry Meetings
Scheduling Monthly Events and Activities
How will weekly ministry meetings and monthly events serve the life of our community
Please find the attached presentation for this evening which will help to guide our calendar discussion. We will be having a very broad discussion this evening about how and when we will schedule ministry meetings and events. We will workshop two typical months in our ministerial life at Taxiarchae, and discuss developing a weekly and monthly ministry schedule that can work year-round (accommodating Lenten schedules, etc).
This past evening we gathered in Metaxas Hall to discuss the findings so-far of our on-going youth ministry survey, and to discuss the future and vision of youth and family ministry at Taxiarchae Church.
Please take a moment to fill out our survey, if you have not yet had the opportunity. Your input is valuable! We want to hear what you have to say!
SURVEY FINDINGS AND MEETING OBSERVATIONS
1) Better, more timely communication about youth ministry events. Our families are busy with extracurricular activities, but, if given the opportunity, will prioritize a church event over other obligations.
2) We have a need for more age-appropriate programming. In particular, we need to expand youth ministry programs for younger age groups.
3) Another area and opportunity for growth is developing and improving parent involvement and engagement.
If any of these points speak to you or resonate with feelings you have had, or if you have other insights, we need to hear from you!
Please contact Fr. Nick to learn more and to get updates about upcoming youth ministry planning meetings. Stay tuned for our next meeting announcement!