Home is… How would you finish this sentence? Over the next several months, we hope you’ll tell us. In partnership with the Center for Congregational Health located in Winston-Salem, we will begin a congregational visioning process in September 2018, exploring the past, present, and future of Home Moravian Church through a series of congregational discussions over a period of approximately six months. There will be many opportunities for each of us to engage and to participate in this process, one that we hope will strengthen our relationships with one another, building community across generations, and providing an ongoing opportunity for spiritual growth and renewal. Overseeing this process, our congregation will elect a leadership team (10-12 members) to lead and coordinate gatherings with the help and support of the Rev. Dr. Chris Gambill from the Center for Congregational Health.
What does the leadership team do? The leadership team will be responsible for guiding our congregation throughout the visioning process. This includes modifying activities in order to best meet the needs of our congregation. Our ministry staff, Ginny Tobiassen, Margaret Norris and Andrew Heil will also serve as ex officio members of the leadership team. Once assembled, the leadership team will gather for a day of training and orientation, and as often as needed throughout the process.
What is the process for receiving nominations? Each member of our congregation is being invited to nominate up to 12 people to serve as members of the leadership team. A nominations committee, comprised of elders and trustees, will receive these nominations, compile them, and use the list of nominees to assemble the leadership team. Suggested characteristics of potential team members include: emotional and spiritual maturity, concern for the well-being of the congregation, compassionate listening and empathy, openness to new ideas, a sense of creativity, ability to demonstrate confidentiality, and the capacity to be objective. It is our desire for the leadership team to reflect the varied gifts and experiences within our congregation (age, gender, background, etc.). We encourage your prayerful consideration.
How do I submit nominations? There are lots of ways to submit your nominations for the leadership team—
- Download and complete this nomination form and submit by placing in the offering place or send directly to the church office: 529 S Church St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
- Follow this link to complete an online nominations form.
- Call the church office and leave a message with Jane Shore: (336) 722-6171
- Contact any member of the nominations committee with your list of nominees—
The deadline for submitting your nominations is Sunday May 27. If you have questions, please feel welcome to contact the church office. And remember, Home is… each and every one of us!