We are excited to announce that the time has come to officially begin the congregational participation portion of our Focus First church-led planning process designed to Gather, Organize, Listen, and Discern our growth strategy together by asking the questions, “Who are we? Who is our neighbor? What is God calling us to do now?”
To make this process truly congregation-led, we’d love to hear the opinions of every member of our faith community in this two-step feedback process. Please begin today by taking the congregational survey online or in print (available in the Welcome Center and Main Office) and signing up for the Focus Group that best fits your schedule. There are four Focus Group opportunities to choose from: October 8 from 12:30 – 2:30 pm; October 11 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm; October 15 from 12:30 – 2:30 pm; and October 18 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Use the form below to sign up for a Focus Group now! While you don’t have to sign up in order to attend a Focus Group, signing up online or in the Main Office will help us to know how many people to plan for in each session. We look forward to hearing your thoughts, hopes, and dreams for our church’s future!
While past congregational surveys were designed to measure overall satisfaction with the ministry options available here, this time we’re asking deeper questions to help us understand (a) how involvement with this church has impacted your personal spiritual growth, relationships with one another, and desire to serve others, and (b) what areas you think should be strengthened in order to become the church that God is calling us to be.
Please complete your survey before October 20! If you prefer to complete a paper copy, please visit the Welcome Center or Main Office, and then mail or drop off your survey at the church!
The Focus Group portion of our Gathering process will allow us to go much deeper into our thoughts, hopes, and dreams for the future of our church in a facilitated session guided by the wisdom and processes of renowned Consultant Susan Beaumont, and led by facilitators from our church who were personally trained by Susan to lead these discussions. By layering the content of these discussions with the survey results and demographic research on the geographic area our church serves, we hope to gain a deep and clear picture of where and how our congregation wants FUMC Fort Worth to grow into its future as a Downtown church as Fort Worth itself enters a new era for growth and development in its Downtown area and beyond.