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Testimony from Ryan Siemens, Executive Minister of MC Sask

posted 21 Aug 2018, 12:29 by June Miller, MCA Communications

Testimony from Ryan Siemens, Executive Minister of MC Sask

At our Annual Delegate Session in March 2018, Ryan Siemens, Executive Minister of MC Sask, shared about their re-visioning journey. "Just over a year ago, we invited Betty Pries to lead us through Refresh, Refocus, Renew; a year-long process to pray and reflect upon who we think we are, who we actually are and who we desire to be." Ryan continued, "At the beginning of this year, Betty invited us to do a survey. Much of what was said in that survey could be summarized by the following comment:

'MC Sask is more about community, relationships, and belonging than about structure. As congregations, we very much want to follow Jesus’ command to love each other and our neighbors.'"

When asked about the benefits of the process, Ryan highlighted four points.
  • First, it gave us something to focus on as a community of congregations.
  • Second, it sets out a three-year agenda with themes to help sharpen our vision.
  • Thirdly, as we move into post Christendom, this provides an opportunity to reimagine the vocation of the church today.
  • Lastly, it gave us space to affirm who we are and our desire to continue as church together.