Flights make an arrow fly straight and hit the bullseye.
The feathers on the back of an arrow are called the fletching, or flights. There are usually three feathers, evenly spaced, fastened to the arrow between the notch and the cresting that keep the point heading straight forward. The flights keep an arrow from fishtailing and wobbling through the air. When it does that, it will miss the target, and possibly even break. Without flights, even the best marksman with the best bow won’t get a bullseye.
Alive has a very clear target - there are almost 32,000 (yup, thousand) people in the township that don’t have a church home. They may be disconnected from a faith family, and maybe not have a relationship with Jesus. It is Alive’s primary, and almost singular goal to bring LIFE to community, so that when God draws people to himself, they will already be connected to someone who knows Jesus. The Leadership Flights for Alive help keep us flying straight toward that target.
Alive has three flights — the Council (Elders and Deacons), the Board (administrators for finance, facility, and human resources), and the Staff (the implementers of ministries), to help keep Alive flying straight and true. There are thousands of good things we could do, and hundreds of styles we could become, but of all those good things, there are only some we will do. Those things we do together.
That’s the heart of Alive, the bullseye for Alive— bringing LIFE to community, together. Keep reading for details and descriptions about each flight.