Because of the pandemic, the world has changed in BIG and small ways. People’s daily lives and rhythms have shifted, and no one is certain what comes next. We’re sure that your church or organization has shifted too. Even as buildings open and in-person gatherings become more of a possibility, it seems that going “back to normal” isn’t actually an option. And, maybe it shouldn’t be! The Holy Spirit has done a new thing in all of us during the pandemic. We must acknowledge the ways we, our communities, and our missions have changed.
On May 18, 2021, CYMT’s Innovation Laboratory put on a virtual event called “Thoughtful Conversations: Courageously Discerning What’s Next When ‘Normal’ Isn’t an Option.” We worked with our attendees to assess their church’s or organization’s mission and discern what to keep doing, what to let go of, and what new ideas to consider. Now, through this resource, you can do the same. We’ve included the full event recording and slides, plus two fillable worksheets you can do with your whole leadership team.