CEO update, August 2019

I continue to be inspired by the full extent of the work our organisation does. I have been humbled time and time again by the perseverance and quality of care shown by church community, staff and volunteers. On 20 May to 1 June, members of the Board and Council visited churches and services in the Wide Bay and Fraser Coast region. It was valuable to experience firsthand the work being undertaken by people in our churches and services. The community connections that are being established and strengthened that enable people to feel genuinely welcomed into the Churches of Christ community is encouraging.

Strategic Plan 2019 - 2024

After an extensive process, I’m pleased to announce that we have now finalised the Churches of Christ in Queensland Strategic Plan 2019-2024. There has been an enormous amount of work undertaken by the Board and members of the leadership team to develop a plan that will shape and guide our organisation, churches and movement for our next season. We will work together with our service streams and church communities and have set seven strategic priorities to give us focus. These are: Build the Kingdom of God, Lead in serving the community, Innovate and improve, Build our culture, Develop our people, Provide the right support and Manage well. I thank everyone for their dedication and efforts in this process. Read the Strategic Plan.

Regional information sessions for church leaders

From August to September, we will conduct our next round of regional events to connect directly with our church leaders, elders, and other regional volunteers. We have listened to the stories of local churches in action and discovered how Kenmore Campus can assist in supporting their local mission. In the past, these sessions have attracted a large number of our leaders with a majority of local churches being represented. I look forward to meeting with you again. I am honoured to be so warmly welcomed as I travel to churches and care services. It encourages me as we forge ahead as a movement and in our mission of bringing the light of Christ into communities.

Gary Edwards
Chief Executive Officer

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Posted August 23, 2019 in Networking blog