Coriolis’ Plumblines: our ministry philosophy at Westwinds in a nutshell
[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_wp_text text=”Leading a church can be a lot like gathering a group of friends for a road trip. Both have their challenges. For example, just because everyone shares a love of travel, drives the same kind of vehicle, and agrees to observe the traffic laws doesn’t mean they’ll automatically take the same route to get there.
On the contrary, if someone doesn’t step forward to clearly lay out the route and a pre-determined schedule, the group won’t stay together long. Someone will always opt for the scenic route. Another will choose the most direct. The hyper dogs will want to gulp down coffee and energy drinks while pushing on through the night. Others will insist on eight hours of sleep and regular rest and stops as the only way to get there safely.
Now, all of these routes and schedules can work. But if it’s supposed to be a group trip, someone has to make sure that everyone knows that on this trip we are following this route and this schedule.
That’s the role of Coriolis at the Winds. We’re trying to make sure that everyone understands not only our mission, vision, and values but also the route we’re supposed to take to accomplish them and any special ‘rules of the road.’
To this end, we’ve developed some ministry plumb lines. These will help us ensure that our ministries, decisions, and initiatives line up with the core values and priorities we claim to have. And they let everyone know how we’re supposed to do things around here. Let’s be clear: these don’t represent the only way to do ministry, or even necessarily the right way to do ministry, but they do represent our way of doing ministry. Their purpose is to clarify how we plan to shadow God, build the church, and heal the world right now.
Our plumb lines are broken into four major categories for easier reference and understanding: leadership, mission, ministry, and church. Hopefully, reading them will help you understand who we are, how we work, and how you can help.”][/vc_column][/vc_row]