Updates from the Session

Updates from the Session

The Session is the group of elders charged to care for, serve, equip, and oversee a local Presbyterian congregation. We meet on the first Monday of each month to pray, discuss the ministries of the church, and encourage and sharpen one another. 

Elders poring over the proposed church budget for 2019 – 2020

Our Session met on May 6, a little earlier than usual, to discuss Everyday Church by Tim Chester and Steve Timmis. What changes are afoot that signal we’re living in an era of post-Christendom? What does that even mean? What does this mean for our posture and voice – both as a church body and individually?

We grappled with these questions before Chuck led us in a more focused meditation on 1 Peter 1:1-12. In being “born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,” we become exiles and sojourners amidst this world. In one sense, Jesus brings us near to God while at the same time making us strangers to the world! That meditation framed our time of prayer.

Shortly thereafter, the elders settled into the careful business of reviewing the proposed budget for the 2019 – 2020 fiscal year, which they decided to recommend to the congregation. If you’re a member of CGS, you’ll have a chance to vote on the budget at the congregational meeting on May 19 at 9:30 am.

The elders then dispersed to pray, plan, and discuss the ministries of the Community Formation Team, Mission Formation Team, and Spiritual Formation Team.

The next Session meeting will be June 3.