After the reVision convergence summit in January 2018, there was sufficient interest in a spiritual practices focus that a group was formed to develop a plan for this topic to be put forward to the Summit in May 2018. This group met about every two weeks to develop their plan which was presented in May. One aspect of the plan was an initial survey of our congregations to determine interest in Spiritual Practices both currently and in the future. This report is the outcome of the survey. Click here to read the report.
ReVision Update – July 2018
The ReVision process which began in September 2017 has now been completed, and the work, with recommendations, have been forwarded to the councils at both St. Aidan’s and Cadboro Bay United Churches. We are now moving forward looking for ways to collaborate.
ReVision Summit – May 12, 2018
Thanks to everyone who participated in the ReVision Summit on May 12, 2018. The group boldly imagined how St. Aidan’s and Cadboro Bay United congregations can collaborate.
The following motion was passed at the Summit:
Recommend to Councils of St. Aidan’s and Cadboro Bay United Churches that we commit to implementing our ReVision priorities and begin to integrate our two communities of faith – their life, their structure, their mission and their ministry – within the coming pastoral year and continue to seek and discern our longer term vision and directions together.
Cadboro Bay United (CBUC) and St. Aidan’s have committed to a one year ReVisioning and discernment process to figure out what our future relationship might be in regards to vision, ministry, etc. in this corner of the world. We will be working with a pilot project sponsored by EDGE of the National Church. Our two councils met together in May 2017 to hear about the specifics of the project, and met our new coach (Rev. Bruce McAndless-Davis) over a Skype call and pledged to work together on this common goal for the fall and spring 2017/2018.
Part of the goal of this program is to involve 60-70% of the congregation in a process that links head, heart and soul together in this discernment process so that it is truly a shared vision that emerges. To that end, there will be small groups of about 10-12 people who will be meeting in various people’s homes, coffee shops, churches or even a pub to have conversations together with small group leaders from both congregations. Each group will be a mix of CBUC and St. Aidan’s folks.
Once you’ve signed up you will get a copy of the book, Christianity for the Rest of Us by Dianna Butler Bass. You can begin reading this at any point. Starting in the middle of September you will get a daily email with a reflection question, pages of the book to read and a spiritual practice suggestion. It is the goal of this program to integrate spiritual practice, spirituality and the heart into the head process of discernment and listening to the way God’s Spirit is calling to us at this juncture of our lives together. Your assigned group will also meet about 6 or 7 times over the 12 week period culminating in a large congregational gathering (called a summit) on Nov 25. Mark that date on your calendars now!