Last night, leaders from our Church Council gathered for an onboarding session in the fellowship hall at Pittman Park. The focus of this session was to discern who we are and who God is calling us to be as a church. It was an excellent time during which the Church Council had conversations about our church culture, our strengths, our areas of potential growth, and how can live into God’s call together. Over the next few weeks I will be sharing the fruit of last night’s conversations.

Here are a few things that the Church Council identified as central to our church’s culture and DNA:

Pittman Park is a causal, relaxed church, where it’s easy to engage and plug in. We are welcoming church that gathers people on Sundays for worship, but is also a place where the community gathers during the week. We are a church that is active and mission-oriented, both locally and globally. We are generous and support our community by providing assistance to those in need. We are a community of faith with deep generational roots, but still a place where all are welcomed. Pittman Park has a proud history of launching clergy into ministry and it’s a place where retired clergy find home. Our church is diverse, not only in it’s demographic makeup, but in diversity of thought.

All of these attributes help make Pittman Park a place where disciples are made and the world is transformed. I can’t wait to see where diving into our identity and our opportunities for growth lead us. What comes to your mind when you think about Pittman Park, about the unique parts of our culture? Feel free to drop your thoughts in the comments below!

God bless,
Jonathan Smith
For Jesus. For People. For Community.