WHAT GOT US HERE WON'T GET US THERE! There are some word you will often hear around the GRANITE UNIVERSE. We are always pushing to grow forward, tweaking things, and trying to crack the code on making more disciples of GODS GLORY!
Recently we transitioned from being "TOTALLY" LOCAL LED to having a CENTRALLY LED TEAM there are THREE C's that are a MUST for us to GROW FORWARD. Three C's that must be paid attention to in this new season at GRANITE UNITED CHURCH.
1. COLLABORATION - As CENTRAL gives direction to their LOCAL LOCATION TEAM MEMBERS one of the important questions a CAMPUS PASTOR can ask during his CAMPUS TEAM MEETING is, "What's "THE THING" CENTRAL is pushing forward so as a team we can be on the same page to PRAY FOR and CHEER YOU ON LOCALLY?" The COLLABORATION aligns the other ministries to do what they need to do in order to achieve the goal.
2. COOPERATION - As CENTRAL gives direction to their LOCAL LOCATION TEAMS another very important question CAMPUS PASTORS MUST ASK is, "How can we HELP and SUPPORT you as fellow TEAM MEMBERS?" LOCALLY we are a team and need to have the opportunity to LEAN INTO one another. In other words, "WHAT CAN WE AS A TEAM DO TO HELP YOU DO WHAT YOU'VE BEEN ASKED TO DO". Team work makes the dream work!
3. COMMUNICATION - COMMUNICATION IS ALWAYS KING! Teams need to be able to TALK, CONNECT and SHARE INFORMATION weekly with each other. We have a saying at GRANITE, NO COMMUNICATION IS NO COMMUNICATION.
THE SHIFT is an EITHER/OR its a BOTH/AND. CENTRAL NEEDS LOCAL, as much as LOCAL NEEDS CENTRAL. Together we are better.