Fairmount Presbyterian Church
Mission Study Report
March 2020 – January 2021
The congregation has experienced multiple transitions in the last twenty-five years, and has been challenged by staff changes, levels of stewardship, periods of moderate conflict, major changes in Christian religious education and membership decline. To create a unified, enlivening path forward, Session engaged an outside consultant to assist us in doing an extensive Mission Study. The consultant was the Rev. Gregg Carlson from the organization, Convergence (https://convergenceus.org/), formerly the Center for Progressive Renewal. Convergence supports the reshaping of organizations, congregations and leaders engaged in an age of movement from “organized religion” to “organizing religion”, driven by the values of an inclusive, progressive theological vision for a more just world for all. The Convergence consultation process began in March 2020. The process was radically different from what we initially imagined due to the pandemic, but we forged ahead and engaged larger numbers of the congregation than we anticipated in a completely virtual context.
Revision Second Summit
November 21, 2020
The ongoing work of the Mission Working Groups was presented on November 21, 2020. Below you will find the ReVision Webinar video, the panelist presentations, and a copy of the webinar chat and Q&A.
ReVision Second Summit Presentations: