Jamie Dunham, Deacon Chair and co-chair of R3, our re-visioning team
Bill Wilson has been an incredible friend, mentor and guide for Woodmont Baptist Church. Through his appreciative inquiry process, we were able to lead our church through a period of re-visioning and rethinking. Having Bill, both an experienced facilitator and a former pastor, made the process effective and Spirit-led. He was able to engage with our group frequently - personally, in Town Hall meetings, via Skype conference calls and online. Through the re-visioning process, we activated about half of our members to get involved with teams focused on worship, Bible Study, leadership, outreach, community involvement and PLACE, a gifts assessment for ministry. Our church has started a new college program, a new weekday worship service, a ministry with our local high school, new Bible studies and updated our communications. We have also reorganized our deacon body to include a new Deacon Administrative Committee to help with the administration of committees and business of the church, and invigorated our deacon body to pursue ministry to our congregation. We have new individuals coming into our church and we have a new positive attitude towards reaching our community for Christ. The most important part of this process has been the personal growth of our body of believers and learning to reach outside our church. Change is not easy. But we have begun to change with grace and guidance.