Pastoral Planning: Summer/Fall 2014 Part 9

Pastoral Planning: Summer/Fall 2014 Part 9

What is next? As we move into year thirty-five of the current planning process, our next objectives will be to prepare parishes to prepare for and implement strategies for our evolving situation. The announcements will involve some change. As we move forward the linkages and clustering of the parishes will become more usual. PCA parishes will be deeply engaged in collaboration. Planning efforts after the 2014 announcements will focus on equipping PCA priests and leaders with the tools needed for the world of deep collaboration among kindred parishes. This preparation will ease the adjustments, but will not eliminate the challenges. Our diocesan Church will continue to evolve. This is an old planning axiom that says, “We plan, God Laughs.” It may be a time of learning to laugh with and grow together in our relationship with God, who provides us with a future full of hope.