Partnering in the Journey
...we want your time in the desert to set you up to THRIVE in your relationship with God!
1. Building a cohesive team with people who come with many different expectations of what church is about!
2. Giving more authority and responsibility to people you hardly know while they are here, and at the same time faithfully shepherding (“protecting”) the people they will teach and lead.
This is NOT “church membership” but it is a way to let us know you want to travel with us in the direction God is leading us and, as a result, this allows us to entrust you with more ministry responsibilities than someone who chooses not to “partner” with us.
Because we want you to thrive in your time here in the desert with us, the new name of this experience is being called “Thrive! Partnering with us in the journey.”
You can pre-register NOW for its debut on September 18! I hope that in the next few months YOU will be able to attend and formally declare your partnership with us!
I just don't know how TMC can continue to write posts like this on a blog and on social media but then fail to recognize how you've failed to practice what you write, or at a minimum apologize (genuinely) to the ministry partners that you've hurt and left unsupported. I spent months loving on kids in the nursery and contributing to building a meaningful community outside of these 4 walls, and by baking for the welcome committee, and then was gaslighted and ignored when I needed support instead of offering it. I'm so sad to say I know so many others who had a similar experience here. When people who have so much to offer (and years of experience offering their skill set to local ministry) decide to "partner" with you, you should also partner with them and that means being the hands and feet of Christ when life turns upside down. Where is TMC when "partners" aren't thriving?
Hi Morganne, sorry you have felt hurt by the church. We are all human and at some point everyone will feel let down by “the church”. I think recognizing that everyone is human and capable of not being able to live up to everyone’s expectation is helpful. Thank goodness for grace. None of us deserve anything, yet Jesus still gave His life for us, a sinful, fallen, broken human. If he can have grace and forgiveness for us then who are we to hold on to unforgiveness? I believe your small group here at TMC acted as the church and took great care of you. We can thank God for that, even if you felt let down by others. Thank you for how you served while you were here! It always matters!