Updates from the Community Formation Team

Updates from the Community Formation Team

The Community Formation Team (CFT) exists to equip CGS to form healthy, gospel-rooted, redemptive relationships that flow into a beautiful, loving culture where we invite our friends and neighbors into our family.

The CFT meets about once a month and oversees the Community Group ministry, the Party Planning Committee, the Young Adult Community, the College ministry, the Welcome Team, and the newly-implemented Neighborhood model for pastoral care.

We spent this month focused on the Welcoming ministry. God extended great hospitality to us even while we were still enemies to him (Romans 5:8), and we are called to lives that are similarly hospitable. We discussed our hopes and expectations for the work of this ministry, and the hope that a general spirit of hospitality will continue to grow at CGS. Specifically, the Welcome ministry would focus on roles like ushering, greeting, and helping to connect visitors with others in the church.

The current members of the Community Formation Team are:

  • Doug Betts (Ruling Elder, Northeast Neighborhood)
  • Josh Briscoe (Ruling Elder, Northeast Neighborhood)
  • Mike Shipley (Ruling Elder, Central Neighborhood)
  • Ray Toher (Ruling Elder, Northeast Neighborhood)
  • Mark Whipple (Teaching Elder, Central Neighborhood)

Please continue in prayer for us.

CGS Elders

The Session is the group of elders called 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.