By Jake Hall

published in Family Matters eNewsletter July 7, 2016

During HHBC's annual business meeting last November, I called for a process that would engage our congregation in a season of discernment. Throughout the spring, the deacon body and I have worked to develop, authorize, and fund this process. In the fall, we will begin  Vision 20/20, a season of spiritual discernment and visioning with the Center for Healthy Churches and their executive director, Bill Wilson. Vision 20/20 will involve our entire congregation. This process will include a series of on-site meetings with our whole congregation over a period of four to six months. These conversations will explore our identity and mission through "appreciative inquiry," an approach that focuses on our unique strengths and opportunities.

I thank God for a church like Highland Hills, a church truly gifted for the work of ministry in our time. We look forward to this season of dreaming and visioning as a congregation as we seek out what God has for our future together.