The purpose of the Appreciative Conversations is for participants to help discern First Scots’ core values. The process is being led by the Building Bridges Committee. Following these meetings and sharing, there will be a Joint Officers’ Retreat for further discussion and distillation of First Scots’ core values. The outcomes for this process are both tangible and intangible. By participating in this process we hope to strengthen participants’ commitment to the church as well as strengthen the lay leadership’s ability to lead the church. As a tangible outcome, a “living document” of First Scots’ core values will be developed for the Session’s approval. These stated core values will guide and inform the future direction of First Scots including the calling of a new pastor.