#Forlinwood

We are positioned for an exciting fall at Linwood Covenant! After close to a year of planning—which included 16 vision meetings, a leadership retreat where many good ideas were shared, lots of prayer, and discussion—we moved forward with a proposal for the future of our church body.


  As we discern and step into God’s calling for the next season of Linwood Covenant Church, we’ve identified four key areas in which to grow and invest:

 

Invest in Communication

• Ramp up social media and web presence

• Reassess internal communication methods

• Consider digital sign on Viking and billboards

elsewhere



Bring in a variety of new people

• Transportation in partnership with Linwood Senior Center

• Launch Summer Nights to connect with neighbors

• Reimagine Wednesday and Sunday nights to better serve

families and young people

• Launch mentoring/childcare to serve at-risk populations



Create Welcoming Spaces

• Improve the appearance, safety, and accessibility of

church from the front

• Remodel children’s and youth spaces

• Add flexible community space on the north end of church



Help newcomers thrive in faith

• Invest time, training, and resources to make the

Sunday morning experience amazing

• Create on-ramps to get visitors involved long-term

• Solidify small groups, adult and youth programming so

next steps are clear and simplified





We have two opportunities for the church community to ask questions of our Lead Team and dialogue with one another about these ideas. We’d love for every regular Linwood attender to be able to attend at least one meeting, so childcare will be provided.


Monday, November 5, 6:30pm

Tuesday, November 13, 6:30pm


Finally, on November 18 at 4:30pm, we will meet to go over the final plan and have a congregational vote to decide if we are ready to move forward.



Each person at Linwood has

a unique role in this work.

Here are some ways to:

GET INVOLVED

Visit linwoodcovenant.org/vision (or the Welcome Center) to access

planning documents and updates related to the planning process.

Stay informed.

Pray.

Ask for God’s guidance as we develop a path forward. Pray for unity and

vision in the church, and consider how God’s calling you to respond.

Help.