I have been thinking a lot about roles within the church over the past month in preparation for my own Installation to the Session in January. I have studied, prayed about and read the Installation Vows for the Ruling Elders. To quote a short portion it begins with “Scripture declares that the church provides persons with particular gifts to share in the discernment of God’s Spirit and governance of God’s people. They are called to discern and measure the church’s fidelity to the Word of God, and to strengthen and nurture its faith and life. Together with the Minister, they are to exercise leadership, government, spiritual discernment and discipline, and be responsible for the life of the congregation. They are to serve faithfully.”
I have also spent some time reviewing personnel policies and the roles of each of our staff. I have a lot to learn. But what I do know is that we have a very dedicated staff, who each have a unique set of special talents and gifts that they bring to their roles. They each love the Lord and are dedicated and committed to doing his work at Franklin Presbyterian Church.
And as a congregation we have each pledged to “pray for our leaders and to serve Jesus Christ, who alone is the head of the church”.
So, I am writing today to ask for your help. Pray with us. Pray for us all as church members, as staff, and as elders. Let us go forward doing all things in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
A Prayer for Guidance
Heavenly Father, thank You for your guidance.
Forgive me for getting ahead of Your plans, and help me know when to stop and listen for Your direction.
Your ways are perfect, Lord.
Thank you for offering gentle grace.
In Jesus; Name. Amen
 We look forward to working with you, and for you, in 2020. If you have any feedback for me please call me at 704-798-4572; or email me @ [email protected]; or leave me a note in the church office.

Thank You all, 
                                                                                       Cindy Grant