“Tag me in” is what one wrestler says to another when he wants to step into the arena to join the fight. “Tag me in,” is the theme of this year’s Leadership Retreat scheduled to take place Friday evening and Saturday, October 25 and 26. “Tag me in” describes how we believe God wants to use our church in the next five years.
If we listen carefully to the voices of our neighbours, of people from diverse cultures, of our own church members, and of people living far from God, we can hear them saying “tag me in.” They want “in” - a place that helps them find life’s meaning; a place to belong. We believe God wants Bethel to be that place. He wants us to be a church that tags people in.
To discern what this looks like, our elders, deacons, staff, and ministry leaders will all be together for a night and day of interaction, learning, and discussion. On the Friday evening, we will have fun and build relationships by having a meal followed by some participant-generated entertainment. On Saturday, we will roll up our sleeves and get to work, learning and discussing all that “tag me in” implies. Our ultimate goal is to create an updated Dream for Bethel which will give expression to all that we discern.
The retreat is perfectly timed. Years ago we adopted the first A Dream for Bethel. It was a ten-year vision. We are now at its midway point, marked by the planting of Bridge Church. How much of the original Dream is still on target? What new ventures is God leading us to undertake? How specifically does he want us to tag people in as we go into the future?
I look forward to eventually updating you on the progress of this visioning exercise and getting your input into it. - Pastor Tom
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