Thanks to all of you who have completed the CLIM Strategic Planning Survey. I have been compiling and analyzing the survey results over the past few weeks, and this information has been very helpful as we seek to discern God’s best for the next season in the life of the Institute. I have also been in conversation with key leaders from EFC-Mid America, EFC-North America, and EFC International. Needless to say, the Institute’s sphere of influence reaches much farther than it did when the first class session was held over 16 years ago, so I want to make sure that we are doing our very best to carefully consider how any potential changes may impact our extended family of Friends from both near and far.
With this in mind, I believe it will be best to devote some additional thought and prayer to this discernment process before announcing any new initiatives. While we are eager to re-launch the Institute as soon as possible, we want to make sure and get it right.
During this interim period, please consider completing the Institute Survey, if you haven’t had a chance to do so as of yet. You may also want to consider revisiting some of the many topics we have covered over the years or to catch up on a session that you may have missed. You will find copies of past Institute recordings here.
– David O. Williams, Lead Superintedent