Creating a new mission and vision statement is a wonderful opportunity for your congregation to remember their own sense of call as well as participate in crafting the church’s vision. By having them reflect on their own sense of call and why they call your church home, what resonates can filter key words that shape the overall vision for the church.
Below are ideas for interactive prayer stations focusing on questions regarding call and vision. You can view more photos here. (For more specific instructions on layout, purpose, design, and more ideas, you can view previous posts tagged under “Interactive Prayer Stations.”)
Interactive Prayer Station #1: Stories
Materials: Maps, Pencils, Paper
We are our story. How have you journeyed to this place in your life so far?
Write six words below that best tell your personal story. Consider who you are, who you are not, if God has led you.
Momentarily allow this be part of you . . . let the Spirit add this to your faith journey.
Interactive Prayer Station #2: Essentials
Materials: Markers, Tattoo Sketch
We become what we desire to be, how we choose to live our lives.
What actions define your core, your values?
Why are you living?
Might Jesus Christ be part of your core?
Draw a design illuminating why you are living, so it may be tattooed over your heart.
Briefly reflect on the significance of this . . . let the Spirit weave this into your heart.
Interactive Prayer Station #3: Actions
Materials: Bowl of Water, Clear Rocks, Towel
Who are we? Our actions define us as a church. Where do you want to go as a part of this congregation?
Even if you are here for the first time, what is your sense?
Write 3 action verbs on a piece of paper to identify what we do, what we need to do, and tack them on the bulletin board.
Pause to let this settle into you . . . let the Spirit meld this into you.