New Reference Group

The Reference Group is leveraging the external consulting team: ‘L3 Group—Thriving Congregations’

Due to the upcoming trial of our Senior Pastor, there are members of our congregation that need support. The Board of Directors has created a Reference Group to develop caring actions to support us a community. The group is comprised of 7 congregants (I am just one of them).

The group is led by long-time congregant Joe Jamieson. The Reference Group is leveraging the external consulting team: ‘L3 Group—Thriving Congregations’, with lead facilitator Kathryn Smith, a highly skilled & faith-rooted ordained minister who has rich experience working with boards, staff & congregations in challenging times.

The Reference Group has completed a listening circle with the board, deacons, staff and key team leaders. It served as a clearing session for many emotions. Next, we are facilitating an all-day training session for these church leaders to further enable the appropriate pastoral care.

I invite you to pray for the Reference Group, for all the church leaders, and pray for our community through this challenging time. Out of challenges often come opportunities that are not always easy to see in the middle of it all. But one opportunity that I’m already starting to see is this congregation coming together, supporting each other to be stronger than ever.

 

Bentley Springer

MCC Toronto Board of Directors

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