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PNC Board emphasizes deepening relationships

By Wendy Blight - PNC moderator

Over the last two years Conference leadership has become more and more convinced of the importance of deepening relationships. We’ve experienced the power that emerges when two people get to know one another better, when they share some of their joys and concerns that go beyond, “How are you?” “Fine, thanks.” 

Wendy Blight shares Board focus.

At Annual Meeting last April, many experienced the spiritual power that is released when we get to know one another better, let down our walls just a bit, are willing to be a little bit vulnerable and authentic about how God is moving in our lives. Many told me they felt the presence of God that weekend.

Why should we be surprised when scripture tells us that when one or more are gathered in God’s name God is present? It’s a promise and a reality.

This power is not just to make us feel good when we’re together. It is a power that propels us to work with God to make the world a better place. It is essential work that the Board of Directors recently acknowledged by adopting four priorities for their efforts this year.

In line with our intention to increase vitality by deepening relationships, doing justice, loving kindness and walking humbly with God, and with the recognition of our responsibility to be good stewards of our shared resources, the PNC Board prayerfully commits to stewarding our finances, camps and conference centers, and staff and volunteer time to focus on these priorities:

• Deepen relationships between clergy,

• Deepen relationships within and between congregations,

• Deepen relationships between congregations, and the neighborhoods and communities they are called to serve, and

• Improve the effectiveness of communication throughout the PNC

Board members have divided into working groups to develop these priorities, find out what you and others are already doing in each of these areas, identify needs and set goals. This is new work for the Board. We are few, but we are mighty. Pray for us! If you have an interest in any of these areas and want to help us make a difference, let us know.


Copyright © September 2018


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