The Transition Team meets on Wednesdays from 11:30a-1p.
Job #1 for the Transition Team is to decide, along with the Council of Elders, what the structure of the senior most level of leadership looks like. The team is listening to voices both inside and outside of Forest Hill to give feedback on various possiblities for this leadership structure.
The Council of Elders is looking at the current church officer election process and have plans to make it more accessible and participatory for the congregation.
Work Group Updates:
Sub-committees/work groups have been created around Care, Culture, Church Model, Communications, and Teaching. Each of these work groups desires input from all staff and hopes to well-represent the variety of voices and experiences we have here. Work groups may reach out to lay leaders and congregants for input as well.
Transition Team Members:
Co-Chairs: Mike Boulware and Tom Emmerich
Council: Tom Emmrich, Deidre Foster, Tom Mullis
Senior Staff: Max Baumgartner, Mike Boulware, Andy Guthe, Gentry Eddings, John Parker, Jonathan Scott, Jason Smith, Andrew Weiler, Rebecca Woodman
Email the Transition Team.
Here are the first action items of a few of the work groups:
Teaching: Jason Smith and Jonathan Scott have pulled together a work group that well represents diversity among gender, age and ethnicity to discuss messaging and sermon series and how to reach people for Christ. They are currently meeting with teams to discuss topics related to 1 John - our summer series.
Communications: Stacey Martin and the communications team will conduct a communications audit to assess how and what we’re communicating now and how it can be improved in the future to optimize transparency and timely communications.
Culture: Forest Hill staff has completed the first in a series of culture surveys. The Cultural Team is unpacking these responses.
Click HERE to see FHC's Culture/DNA document.
Model: Very first step for this team is to be in prayer and ask this question, "God, what role would you have Forest Hill play in your Kingdom, in this city/region?"
Our Essentials of Faith
FHC's Governance Document