Well, that is Hope Partnership's Logo up on the Whiteboard this week.
Which can mean only one thing...our second Hope Partnership Retreat Weekend is coming up!
This weekend I'll be away with the eight members of our Hope Partnership Team. We will be gathering with members from the six other Hope Partnership Churches in Arizona (Foothills, FCC Mesa, FCC Tucson, Saguaro, Community Christian in Marana, and Capilla del Sol) as well as leaders from Indianapolis (home of our Denominational Headquarters) for the second round of Hope Partnership Training.
It will be an amazing weekend with opportunities to worship, learn, sing, celebrate, grow in faith, and deepen our understanding of what it means to be the church in the world today.
Our Hope Partnership Team has been working hard to get our homework assignment ready for the weekend. We completed a 3-page Whitepaper Report on our church that includes information about our history, our church campus, our budget, how we spend our time, and the demographics of the community around us. It is a fascinating study that will be the key to our Hope Partnership Weekend.
When we return we'll have the opportunity to share that Whitepaper with different leadership groups in the life of our church (Administrative Council and the Membership Team are already planning on reviewing the materials; other groups will follow!).
While I am away this weekend, Sandi DeFeo will be filling the pulpit in order to bring a powerful message about Mary and Martha. You are going to love it!
So this weekend please keep our Hope Partnership Team in your prayers. In fact, please pray for all the Hope Partnership teams that will be gathering in Globe, Arizona this weekend, and pray for the leaders and facilitators who will be journeying with us as well!