September 2000 Leader Update
At long last I
have created the minutes for the Saturday review from July. If you
receive this update by post you should have a printed copy, while
those other receive this update by email should have a word
attachment. Let me know if you can't read it. I also have a few spare
hard copies if you want one.
I will be putting
up the results of the review on the web site along with as many dates
of events as I hear. We will be discussing these "what next"
during our monthly meetings. Thinking about the results if you
believe God wants us to go a certain way, start something or change
activities please share this with me. We will add it to our list and
If need be, we could get together a small group to flesh things out
before we declare it as a proposal.
The number one
action from the review is to improve communication. This is why I
believe regular monthly (I know we are all busy) leaders meetings are
so important. These start next week with the youth leaders meeting on
the 13th, and the children's meeting the following week on the 18th.
It would be good if we could keep to these weeks each month, but if
the day in the week is unsuitable please shout. Communication is two
way so if there is any other way I can improve our communication let
We also start
Toolbox formally on Wednesday 27th September 2000 in the music room.
I will be inviting other churches these to events, so feel free to do
like wise. Our first session is aimed at how to prepare for our
lessons and how to do them. In particular we are looking at how use
the Salt material. But I believe the session would be useful to non
salt users. Those who lead our family services which also find this
session useful. Next month we again start the child protection
training. Those who attended the courses before the summer found it
very useful, so can I encourage everyone else to attend. What happens
in January is still open for debate.
Lastly there are a
number of leaders who are moving activities. Pray for me as I fill
the gaps left. Once all is complete I will issue a organisation chart
of the groups.