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Core GroupA Core Group of St. John’s members, Sally Holtz, Steve Johnson, Barb Maloney, Mark Sears, Dennis Thoemke, Kathy Smith and Jim Petersen have met with the Missioner for Missions, Amanda Ziebell. The Core Group is designated to identify other members of St. John’s to join us in a process called Missional Assessment Process (MAP) which is a facilitated process that will help St. John’s to explore the question of mission: What is God doing in our neighborhood and how can we participate? The process explores the questions of: Who are we as a church? Where do we want to go? In exploring these questions, the Core Group will obtain important information that will be used to create a description of St. John’s which will be used in the process to develop a rector/priest profile.
Missional Assessment Process (MAP) TeamThe MAP team meets with the Core Group over a period of 4-6 months, once a month to answer the questions above.
The MAP Team's first meeting was Tuesday, March 28 at Boatyard Commons. In the first meeting, at Boatworks Commons, we identified how we will operate as a group and began the process of determining where we want St. John's to be in the future. Our Steve Johnson had much to do with the restoration of the boat on display, pictures, and other Boatworks Commons museum artifacts. Amanda Ziebell-Mawanda, ECMN Missioner for Mission, led us in answering questions on Creating a Shared Meaning for St. John's, Building Community, Determining Who We Are Together, Identifying God in Our Neighborhood, Deciding a Common Mission, and Sharing the Message.
There will be three more meetings: May 2, June 13, and July 10. We will ask questions of our St John's family as part of the process. You are welcome to attend the MAP meetings. The next meeting, is 6-8 pm Tuesday, May 2 at St. John's.
In the 9 am and 11 am worship services on Sunday, May 30, Reverends Ramona and Randy will commission the MAP group members: Elias Acero, Gretchen Brunner, Judy and. Harvey Caldwell, Candice Christensen, Mary Dahl, Cyndi and Ron Domin, Lynn 8t David Gadbois, George Gorbatenko, Angie Gordon, Tom Hove, Megan and Ross Jahnke, Helen Kissel, Jason Knauss, Tom Miller, Jerri Ommen, Pat Pickering, Mark Sears, David Seitz, Rev. Paul Shaffer, Melissa Sturges, Dixon Tews, Joanna Torgerson, John Vruno, Steve Johnson, Sally Holtz, Barbara Maloney, Dennis Thoemke, Kathy Smith, and Jim Petersen.