Hello Friends – It’s been a minute! We’ve had a few people reach out to us over the past few weeks wondering where our regular content has been. The good news is that there’s a lot of great stuff happening and that has impacted our regular output for blogs and new content. If you are a member of our supporter network, you received an email today from our Board of Directors but we wanted to share it here too.
|Dear ReFocus Friends & Family,|
As many of you know, an important part of ReFocus Ministry’s resources and research is the work being done by ReFocus founder, Christina Embree, in her Master’s in Ministry and Doctorate of Ministry work. We are excited to announce that she has now entered into the final leg of this long journey and will be completing her final research project and dissertation by the end of this year.
|At the recommendation of the ReFocus Board of Directors, Christina will be taking a six-month sabbatical from her regular writing and coaching to complete her final stage of the program, including the presentation and defense of the final project. Once this is completed, she will return to ReFocus with even more resources and a FREE tried and tested tool for you to use in your churches and organizations. |
In the meantime, all of the existing resources will continue to be available on the website, and we will revisit some of the most popular articles and share on the ReFocus social media channels. If you are a current client or already have a consulting/coaching relationship with ReFocus, that will not end; all current commitments will be honored and we are excited to continue journeying with you. For the time being, ReFocus won’t be taking on new clients or hosting our regular webinars and cohort events.
If you would like to continue to support ReFocus Ministry over the next six months, you can donate here. All donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be provided for your records. As always, your continued prayers are just as important during this time of refinement and completion.
We are excited about this next stage and can’t wait to see what emerges from the completion of the current research being done.
Blessings on your summer and thank you for your support!
The ReFocus Board of Directors
Sarah Flannery, Chair
Matthew Deprez, Treasurer
Krist Dutt, Secretary
Brett Meyer, Promotion & Marketing
You are invited to join us on this mission through your TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION!There are two main ways to give:Through our website: www.refocusministry.org (Click the Donate button).
This will allow you to set up a one-time donation or a monthly gift.Personal Check: ReFocus Ministry c/o Christina Embree, 3518 Ramsgate Ct. Lexington KY 40503
A personal note from Christina:
A few weeks ago, I had the honor of presenting my research project proposal to Drs. Cory Seibel, Holly Allen, Abson Joseph and Colleen Derr. The ensuing conversation convinced me of the importance of the research I am doing and the impact it is going to have on intergenerational ministry and generational discipleship in our local churches.
The past few weeks I have been working on the revisions these trusted advisors recommended and have set into motion the wheels to begin my research this summer (Keep your eyes peeled because YOU might be able to join). It didn’t take me long to realize that the best thing I can do for ReFocus is to complete this work and I am blessed that the board has come to the same conclusion.
I’m still here, I’m still around, and I’m still excited about this work. I cannot wait to put the resource we are working on into your hands and watch what God does as we connect the generations for discipleship. This is the first time in 8 years that I have not written a weekly blog post for ReFocus and that feels weird and a bit odd, but I cannot wait to come back with a whole new set of tools, ideas, and opportunities for you. Thank you for your prayers and your support. See you soon!!
Looking for a resource for Summer 2022 to keep your families and your congregation connected and building meaningful relationships?
Fill out the contact form below to receive a resource created by ReFocus Ministry that includes ways to help families connect, create discipleship opportunities for children and youth, build intergenerational connections, and recommendations for four resources that will help you grow and learn more about faith formation at church and at home.
Simply put “Summer Resource Packet” in the Message block, and we will send a PDF your way!
For more information about…
- Kids in Worship
- Determining which Type of Family Ministry model works best for your church
- Discipleship in Intergenerational community
- Encouraging the continued conversation through Practical Discipleship at Home
- Seminars, Workshops, Coaching
About this Blog
Refocus Ministry was founded by Christina Embree in 2014 as a blog and now a nonprofit coaching and consulting ministry. Christina serves with her husband Luke and three children as church planters and pastors at Plowshares BIC. She speaks conferences and churches around the globe and also serves as the Minister of Generational Discipleship with the Great Lakes Conference of the Brethren in Christ.