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         “We sing of the Spirit,

           who speaks our prayers of deepest longing

           and enfolds our concerns and confessions,

           transforming us and the world.”

 

 

  • A time of intentional reflection and listening with respect and compassion : What is God calling us to be, here, now?

 

  • A series of opportunities for congregational conversation and discernment about our mission, focus and priorities, open to hearing the Spirit through each other’s voices.

 

The first steps in our journey:

Step 1 – January 11
Individual reflection and completion of a confidential online survey about TSP’s identity, mission and needs (IMNA)

PowerPoint Presentation IMNA Survey Launch (Jan 11, 2015)

Listening to the Spirit – Bulletin Insert (Jan 11, 2015)

 

Step 2 – January + February
Reflection and conversations in meetings, informal gatherings, etc. about the experience of completing the survey

 

Step 3 – Sunday, February 22
Report of IMNA survey results to the congregation in an expanded worship service with Rob Dalgleish, facilitator

 

Presentation of the Results of the Identity-Mission-Needs Analysis (IMNA) Survey:

On February 22, 2015, Rob Dalgleish, General Council staff and Executive-Director of EDGE: a network for ministry development, presented the results of the IMNA Survey after Sunday Service:

 

The documents that were used in conjunction with the presentation and the congregational discussion can be accessed at the following links:

Links to IMNA Survey Results Documentation and Guidelines for Conversation and Practice:

Presentation of IMNA Survey Results (Feb 22, 2015)

Final Report of IMNA Survey Results (Feb 22, 2015)

Questionnaire for Final Report of IMNA Survey Results (Feb 22, 2015)

Listening to the Spirit – Conversation Guidelines (Feb 22, 2015)

A Daily Spiritual Practice for Lent (Feb 22, 2015)

 

Step 4 – February 22-March 28
Individual and group reflection on the survey results and the questions they raise. Conversations in meetings, informal gatherings, etc.

Links to Informal Conversations  about IMNA Survey Results:

Church School Discussion

Pauper’s Pub Informal Chat

Thai Restaurant Informal Chat

Ministry & Personnel Committee Discussion

TSP Choir Discussion

Building Management Board Discussion

Climate Justice Working Group Discussion

Informal After Church Chat

Weekly Worship Planning Discussion

Stewardship Circle Discussion

CFJA Circle Discussion

Small Seniors Group Discussion

Front-Line Staff Discussion

Pastoral Care Team Discussion

Informal Pre-Church Discussion

Newcomers Dinner Discussion

Church Board Discussion

Board of Trustees Discussion

WAFF Discussion

 Youth on Bloor Discussion

 Summary of All Discussions

 

Step 5 – Sunday, March 29
Congregational discernment day in an expanded worship service with Rob Dalgliesh, facilitator

Links to table discussion notes during the Congregational Discernment Day

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Thematic Summary of Table Discussions

 

Step 6 – April 18
Boards Retreat with Rob Dalgleish, facilitator

 

Step 7 – June 14
Worship service
Bulletin insert
Homily
Litany
Photos:

Flowers and Seeds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seeds

 

Step 8 – October 4Seeds_Results

What grew from the seeds:

Announcement – Oct 4, 2015

 

Step 9 – March to May 2016

Compilation of Feedback on the Working Mission Statement

Summary of Feedback on the Working Mission Statement

 

Step 10 – June 14, 2016

Sustainability Task Group Final Report to the Church Board

 

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