Before forging ahead into new vision, the elders feel led by the Spirit to spend a day in corporate repentance. Following the example of Daniel (Daniel 9:1-19), we desire to speak on behalf of the church to name the specific sins that have hindered or kept us from fully pursuing our calling as God's people. Before we rally around the new, we want to turn from the old patterns and beliefs about God that leave us settling for less than God's best. And because repentance is a grace that further leads us into the God life, we do so with joy and celebration rather than darkness and gloom. As the forgiven people of God, we desire to humble ourselves and freely enjoy the fulness of life that is ours in Jesus.