At the dawn of this new decade, the Board of Directors and Pastoral Leadership of Cast Member Church took the time to PRAY and seek God's heart for Cast Member Church, those whom we serve, and for Walt Disney World in general. For several weeks we committed to:
Pause our efforts of the last seven years;
Rejoice and reflect over what has been fruitful;
Ask God where He wants us to focus our efforts;
Yield our preferred plans to God's wisdom and direction.
God revealed a focus for 2020 that--at first glance--was surprising and seemingly counter-intuitive. However, the more we have prayed and pondered over this intriguing direction, we are seeing the powerful potential that lies ahead of us. It has become increasingly clear that God is up to something extraordinary.
For 2020, we are going to concentrate our endeavors among the 5000 Cast Members who work in World Showcase in EPCOT.
Since 2012, we have seen God do beautiful things throughout the entire WDW Cast Member culture. Hundreds of faces come to mind, and we celebrate every life that has been impacted in some way or another by Cast Member Church.
Now the time has come for us to make the most significant shift in ministry we have taken since the beginning. We know that God is in it and that God is with us. He will lead us forward.
Please be praying for us as we begin to unpack and explore what this new opportunity and challenge will mean. Since we know that God is leading us, we are confident it will be an exciting adventure.