It all started when…

At the January, 2019 annual meeting, the congregation committed to a program of introspection and discernment for the future of First Presbyterian Church of Watertown. We partnered with Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation http://www.hopepmt.org/transform/new-beginnings/ to follow their program for churches in a transitional period, to allow adaptation to new realities. We live in a very different world than we did even 20 years ago. In order to sustain our church’s witness in the community, it is vital to cultivate insights into bold decisions for the future.

The New Beginnings program consists of 5 phases.

  1. Assessment

  2. Facilitator Training

  3. House Meetings

  4. Decision

  5. Implementation

First Presbyterian is currently in phase 2, training our facilitators for the house meetings and setting up the details for this process.