The Jeremiah Project

The community of the First Congregational Church of Wallingford is embarking on a faith-filled journey to discover God's call for our church in this place and time. The Jeremiah Project is based on the scripture from Jeremiah 29:10, "I know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you; plans to give you a future with hope." A renewed Vision and Mission will serve as inspiration and guidepost for our decisions and actions moving forward.

We are excited and filled with hope as we begin this part of our journey as a church family. With Agile Church consultants providing structure and support, we are embarking on the important work of discerning God's call for our church in this place and time.

Church members have agreed to serve as facilitators for small groups. The facilitators will receive training and a structured curriculum that will help guide them through this spiritual process. We are encouraging members and friends of the church to sign up to participate in small groups.

The groups will begin meeting the week of October 6th and will meet once per week for six consecutive weeks. The sessions will typically take between 1 and 2 hours.

Topics the groups will discuss include:

What does it mean to be a church?

What are the core values that make us unique as a church?

What is God's vision for what our church may become?

What are the needs of the community?

What is the mission of our church?

What is God calling us to do? Who is God calling us to become?

After the small groups have finished, our goal is to have a clear Vision and Mission for our church that will serve as inspiration and guidepost for our decisions and actions moving forward. An Implementation Team will be formed to ensure that our church's renewed Vision and Mission will align with our actions. A Communications Team will share our new Vision and Mission in a way that allows all members, friends, and visitors to know who our church is and what we do to change the world.

Everyone can be a part of this meaningful process. To find out how you can help, please contact the church office at 203-265-1691. Thank you!




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