Meet Our Discernment Team
FFMC's Discernment Team is a group of FFMC members gathering to discern the missional identity of our church. The Discernment Team is seeking God's guidance about who God is calling us to be and what God is calling us to do in the city of Seattle.
Discernment Team Members (left to right): Courtney Ewing, Pastor Matt Poole (Facilitator), David Pierce, Pastor Heather Utley (Staff member), Eli Hamlin, Jeanette Fiess (Leadership Team member), Jackie Thomas-Rask, Susan Rice, John Glancy. Not Pictured: Bob Bodensteiner, Deepak Divaker, Jim/Esther Lorenzen.
Two Team Members Added After Congregational Meeting
Pastor Matt and the Leadership Team heard your feedback at the February congregational meeting and added two individuals to the Discernment Team: Eli Hamlin and Deepak Divaker.
Updates From The Team
The Discernment team will hold meetings throughout the course of 2018 and work through a process of study, input, revision, and implementation. You will be able to find team and meeting updates below throughout the duration of this process.
Study Phase: Feb-May
Input Phase: May-June*
Revision Phase: July-August
Ignite Phase: Fall 2018
*During the input phase, the team will meet with small groups of people to gather input. If you would like the team to meet with your group, contact the church office.
Focus Groups (June)
The Discernment Team is hosting focus groups on Sun, Jun 3 and Sun, Jun 17 after the worship service, as well as hosting groups in neighborhoods during the week. You are invited to take a look at the dates below and schedule a time to attend one of the groups!
Sunday Focus Groups
Sun, Jun 3 – 11:15 am in Fine Center
Sun, Jun 10 – Coffee & Connection (informal Q/A)
Sun, Jun 17 – 11:15 am in Fine Center
Sun, Jun 24 - Coffee & Connection (informal Q/A)
Neighborhood Focus Groups
Mon, Jun 4 – 7 pm in North Seattle • Canceled
Sun, Jun 24 – 7 pm in Queen Anne • David and Laurie Simmons hosting • Contact The Simmons