New Outreach and Diversity Update!

Greetings! The Deep Water Outreach and Diversity team continues to meet. Great discussions are being had to explore how we can become more engaged in our community but more importantly how we can spread Gods love to those not currently in relationship with God or Church. The possibilities are endless as we try to envision opportunities that impact our personal lives, Church, and community.

The theme for the 2018 Virginia Annual Conference, was “Servant Leaders Making a Difference.” The conference theme was based on I Peter 4:10, “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” For us, Church in the community can take on many forms. It’s the goal of the Outreach and Diversity team to help guide and create pathways to help support an aligned vision and be Servant Leaders.
David Prosser
Outreach and Diversity Team Chair

Outreach and Diversity Deep Water Team Update

On Sunday, August 5th The Outreach and Diversity Team met and launched enthusiastic discussion on how to create a pathway of vision for our church, in which we can enhance our opportunities for service to others, while establishing spiritual relationships as we serve.  Ideas were shared as to how we can partner with other churches and nonprofit organizations to enhance and expand the scope and depth of our outreach. Discussion followed that by working side by side with others in a “ministry of engagement” we  can greatly expand diversity in our congregation. 

Our next meeting on August 26th will be to establish vision goals and focus on the criteria to “serve and care” for others. Before our next meeting we will be reading a chapter out of Phil Maynard’s book, Shift, called “From Serve Us to Service.” Please lift us up in your prayers that we would follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit in our work!


Shelia Barber
Outreach and Diversity Deep Water Team Member