Introducing: Greg Holt
This weekend you will begin to see a new face around Cross. For at least the next month, Greg Holt will be joining us in day to day ministry. Greg is the onsite staff support for our readiness assessment.
What is a readiness assessment? Over the last several months (years really) the leadership at Cross has been looking at how we can best align our facilities with the mission and vision God has given us to help people mature as disciples that Walk with God, Grow in Faith Together and Love our Neighbor. This spring, the Ministry Feasibility Team concluded their portion of the assessment and recommended we move forward with a professional readiness assessment that could lead to a capital campaign. The Governance Board accepted their recommendation to engage with James D. Klote and Associates (JDK&A) to lead us through this effort www.jdklote.com.
Greg Holt is the representative from JDK&A that will be on site here working with us through the month of July. Beginning the weekend of July 8th/9th we will hold focus group meetings where we will present the opportunities God has placed in front of us and what we think He is leading us to do. We need your participation. Focus groups will take place every weekend in July and a few weekday evenings and mornings. Please make time to attend one of these 45 minute meetings. Come hear about what God is doing and prayerfully give input on how we should respond!
Greg had served in full-time church work for 35 years until 2009. In 2009 he joined a global mission organization to help bring clean water to underdeveloped countries and now serves with JDK&A to help local congregations accomplish their calling and purpose.
The goal of this effort is not to just raise money. In fact, if the congregation decides this is not the time, we will not enter in to a financial campaign. The goal of this effort is to build unity as a family of faith, hear feedback from each member of the family and determine how best to make a powerful impact in Christ’s name! The world is growing increasingly more desperate every day and the people of God are called to respond with hope, healing and forgiveness. God has uniquely positioned Cross over the last 135 years and is He is still leading us to share His good news into the next generation.
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
His servant and yours,
Pastor Erik Gauss