Members: Pastor Bookshaw, Tom Coburn, Mike Faust, Kathy Marsh, Jaci Roark, Ed Rosa, Sandy Rosa and Julie Price
Pastor Bookshaw opened the meeting by reading Acts 2:42,47 and explained how he sees this as a guide for the church.
“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the
breaking of bread and to prayer. … And the Lord added to their number daily
those who were being saved.”
Pastor went over the tasks the group would be accomplishing.
Task #1 – Coming to terms with Bethlehem’s History
Task #2 – Discovering a New Identity for Bethlehem
Task #3 – Enabling New Leadership at Bethlehem to be Developed
Task #4 – Renewing Linkage to the Michigan District of the LCMS
Task #5 – Committing to a New Direction in Ministry
Members of the group shared the date when they joined BLC; who was the pastor; what their first impression was; what was their strongest memories.
1970 Sattelmeier, quaint, Sunday School & Youth
2005 Butler, pastor, friendly people, know everyone
2014 Thiel, easy to become involved, pastor, activities, quilting, buddy
2017 Thiel, caring, potluck
2019 Thiel, friendly, loving and caring
Members of the group shared their feelings about the last 6 months:
Members of the group shared what they thought BLC’s strengths were:
Members of the group shared what they thought BLC’s weakness were:
Members of the group shared what kind of new ministries they would like to see happening at BLC:
Members of the group where ask to share what they saw the future of BLC should look like:
The group was asked to think about the best way to get the congregation involved in this process.
Pastor Bookshaw closed with prayer. Next meeting February 16th at 6:00 p.m.