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Archive for the 'Governance' Category

St. Lydia’s Rule of Life

On Saturday, November 11, we had a very successful community meeting, during which we affirmed the 2013 Budget, our five new Leadership Table Leaders, and the St. Lydia’s Rule of Life. This document is the result of our nine-months-long governance structure discernment process. It is a glorious thing, and everyone should read it!

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Governance Meeting #7 Notes

St. Lydia’s is in the midst of a process of discernment and creation as we put a Governance System in place for our community.  With a governance system, we will have more formal ways of making decisions together as a community.  Here are the notes from our meeting on August 27, 2012.

Governance Thinktank Meeting #6 Notes

St. Lydia’s is in the midst of a process of discernment and creation as we put a Governance System in place for our community.  With a governance system, we will have more formal ways of making decisions together as a community.  Here are the notes from our meeting on July 16, 2012.

Governance Thinktank Meeting #5 Notes

St. Lydia’s is in the midst of a process of discernment and creation as we put a Governance System in place for our community.  With a governance system, we will have more formal ways of making decisions together as a community.  Here are the notes from our meeting on June 25, 2012.

Shaping Communities by Dorothy Bass

Emily shared this article written by Dorothy Bass on Christian community and governance as a resource for inspiration and guidance as we work towards having a governance structure of our own. The perennial Christian strategy, someone has said, is to gather the folks, break the bread, and tell the stories. It is as simple, and [...]

Governance Meeting #3 Notes

St. Lydia’s is in the midst of a process of discernment and creation as we put a Governance System in place for our community.  With a governance system, we will have more formal ways of making decisions together as a community.  Here are the notes from our meeting on April 24, 2012.

Governance Think Tank Meeting #4 Notes

St. Lydia’s is in the midst of a process of discernment and creation as we put a Governance System in place for our community.  With a governance system, we will have more formal ways of making decisions together as a community.  Here are the notes from our meeting on May 14, 2012.

Governance Think Tank Meeting #2

Read the notes from our most recent Governance Think Tank meeting, which took place on February 28, 2012.  At the meeting, we were discussing St. Lydia’s purpose and developing a Purpose Statement as we seek to create a governance system by which our community can make decisions together. Congregants have been asked to draft a [...]

Texts for our Governance Think Thank Meeting

Here are some texts to check out for our next Governance Think Tank Meeting on February 28.  We’ll be talking about St. Lydia’s mission. Excerpts from “The Purpose Driven Church” Foundational Texts for St. Lydia’s 

Governance Meeting #1 Notes, 1/30/12

St. Lydia’s is in the process of discerning a Governance System — a structured way of making decisions together as a body. Take a look at the notes from our first Governance Think Tank Meeting, held on January 30, 2012.