The Space for YOUR voice!
Co-Creative Town Hall
Sunday, September 19th
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
In-Person & via Zoom
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 928 0943 6538
At the September 19th Co-Creative Town, the Evolutionary Council will update you on the various ideas suggested at the July 18th Town Hall. As always, we will have time for an open forum so everyone can share. We will keep this forum open until 2:30 p.m. More details to come about other agenda items. Please email email@example.com if you'd like to suggest a topic be addressed. We look forward to seeing you there!
Spiritual Life Center's Mission: We transform lives as we love, serve, and remember.
Evolutionary Council's Mission: To be a champion for YOUR ideas to transform lives.
How To Share Your Voice:
Say hi to the Steering Committee (Brittany, Pam, and Ruth)
Schedule time to chat with someone from the Steering Committee
Visit the Evolutionary Council's Courtyard Table and drop your suggestion or feedback in the Ideas Box
Attend your quarterly Co-Creative Town Hall, hosted by the Evolutionary Council
Join Mighty Networks, SLC's Private Online Community, by clicking icon here
All of the Above!
During your July 18th Co-Creative Town Hall,
what you said you are seeking:
More Social Activities
More Workshops & Classes
A greater focus on Natives People & Indigenous teachings
A prioritization of the Youth
A Heart2Heart Journal Writing Experience
The Evolutionary Council invites you to join us in Journal Writing about Spiritual Life Center's Mission: "We Transform Lives as We Love, Serve, and Remember." As SLC moves into a Mission-Centric Ministry, we are contemplating what "We Transform Lives as We Love, Serve, and Remember" means to each of us, what it looks like in our lives and the lives of others, and new ways we can achieve our mission together.
MORE ABOUT THE EVOLUTIONARY COUNCIL
The Origin of the Evolutionary Council
The inception of the Evolutionary Council arose from Spiritual Life Center's transition from a minister-centric church into a mission-centric member-owned spiritual cooperative. In this Integral Ministry Practice, there are four metaphorical legs of the stool: the Members, Ministry, the Board, and staff. The Evolutionary Council represents the Members.
The key component of mission-centric ministry is we have a shared spiritual mission. The Evolutionary Council's purpose is to elevate the voices of SLC's members.
1st Evolutionary Council Initiative:
2020 Heart2Heart Conversations
As a first step, the Evolutionary Council was tasked to conduct Heart2Heart Conversations with members in order to deeply listen to members and understand what was currently impactful as well as where there were opportunities for SLC to evolve.
The Purpose of Heart2Heart Conversations:
To connect with SLC members in an open, loving, and accepting way; to listen deeply and record what they value and what would support them to be more connected with Spiritual Life Center’s ministry.
From February 23, 2020, to August 19, 2020, 104 SLC respondents were interviewed during a Heart2Heart Conversation with one of the 25 EC-trained facilitators.
Highlights from the
2020 Heart2Heart Conversations Report
During the Heart2Heart conversations, facilitators asked each respondent about their SLC experience. Categorized below are ways respondents have experienced SLC's mission to transform lives as we love, serve and remember. Also listed are emerging and evolving opportunities that respondents identified that have resulted in new initiatives for our spiritual cooperative.
The Heartfelt Learnings From Your Voices
WE TRANSFORM LIVES AS WE ...
Community and Friendship
Music and Art
Unity and Interfaith Messages
Opportunities for Spiritual Growth and Development (Faith-In-Action, Women of Spirit, Prayer and Meditation Classes/Group, etc.)
Community Giving Program (formerly the Tithing Committee)
Volunteer Opportunities (within and outside of SLC)
Community Involvement (River clean-up, Habitat for Humanity, etc.)
Who we've come here to be (Sunday Message, Q Process)
Our roots (Interfaith, Oneness)
To love and serve daily
The Impact from Your Voices:
Interfaith – A Monthly Interfaith Connection podcast
Youth – Evaluating needs of different age groups and families providing more opportunities to serve and learn leadership skills and building a youth and family-oriented ministry.
Connect – Building more opportunities for virtual connections (Courtyard Chats, Mighty Networks), socializing (Virtual Bingo nights), enhancing SLC’s newcomer program, and creating more opportunities to connect 1:1 and in small groups virtually and in person (dependent of COVID closure guidelines).
Facility Changes – Attention to providing a quiet zone, having a youth-friendly space, and multi-functional use of office space.
Opportunities to Serve – Supporting our Community Giving Partners through service, participating in Faith-In-Action, and serving at SLC and our local, national, and global community.
DEEP GRATITUDE AND HEARTFELT APPRECIATION
A huge heartfelt thank you to all the 104 passionate respondents and 25 facilitators who gave their time and talents to complete the Heart2Heart Conversations initiative. You have been heard! Your contribution has provided invaluable insights and will make a difference in our future efforts to evolve our spiritual cooperative.
To submit a suggestion, ask a question, or get involved:
email the Evolutionary Council at firstname.lastname@example.org,
stop by the Evolutionary Council table in the Courtyard,
or join the Evolutionary Council group on Mighty Networks.
Blessings to you!