The Strategic Leadership Team (SLT) is responsible for working collaboratively over the next year to develop a biblical mission and compelling vision for Hillside. Through regular feedback and consultation with church members the SLT will work to discover the core values of Hillside and craft a strategy that implements a unique and authentic church model. This team is compromised of staff, board members, ministry leaders, and volunteers. Please check back for updates on the teams progress.
Team Lead: Kim Dixon (Director of Community Connections and Development)
Team Members: Dave Dixon, Daniel Mansvelt, Fatima Whelan, Beatrice Gallant, Bob Fitzgerald, Sue Campbell, Cindy Hudson, Dave Campbell, Gaëlle Churchill, Donna Isnor, Kim Sutton, Karina Sanford, David Burton, Dale Sollows, Bill MacDougall, and Wyman Benjamin.
Sunday October 16th: At this meeting we unpacked the strategic process, discussed Hillside's readiness for change, and Pastor Dave led the team through a time of spiritual formation that focused on the need to commit to the prayer of indifference. This is a prayer for God's will alone - nothing more, nothing less, nothing else.
Sunday November 6th: We spent this evening in small groups working through the purpose of Hillside and looked at scripture to guide us in developing a mission for Hillside.
Sunday November 20th:During this meeting the SLT finished up the work on the mission statement and began the next step of developing Hillside's values statements.
December 4th: The SLT completed the values statements and began looking at the feedback obtained on outreach. The feedback was collected by the staff team through various roundtables, a focus group with the youth, meetings with social workers at Auburn High School and Cole Harbour High, and a meeting with the staff at Cole Harbour Place.
January 15th: We spent this evening looking at research obtained from the Gathering Conference on the state of the North American Church. After a time of praising God, corporate prayer, listening prayer, and large group discussion we settled on an area to focus for outreach.