United Methodist Church of Ephrata,
- Designed and led a weekend
VisionQuest which compressed the Mission Study
model into 2 days using the results from a Natural Church Development profile,
congregational attitude survey, and historical/demographic research regarding the
church and community.
- Led the retreat participants through emotion-laden historic conflicts grounded in
theological difference, addressing the expressed anger by reframing it as a part of their
spiritual journey together and leading them to include this aspect of their church in the
profile of a pastor who would fit their needs.
- Lead the participants to develop a vision for continued and future ministry and out
of that a profile of the pastor who could lead them in that ministry.
- Wrote and presented the summary report to the church for review and then to the
Conference Cabinet in charge of choosing the congregations next pastor.