As many of you know, it is my habit to hold an annual summit in the new year. In the last several years, I have started doing a separate annual summit for the organisations in which I’m involved. I’ve found this time of focused dreaming, questioning, praying, and planning to be really beneficial. It allows me to step back and see the big picture of an endeavour such as InFocus and deliberately think through what we’re doing and why.
This year’s InFocus summit led to a total rethink of what we are and what we’re doing. It’s been half a decade since InFocus 2.0 where we redesigned the site, changed the name to the present name, and started the team blogging approach. By God’s grace, those years saw unbelievable things happen. I’m utterly amazed at how God has used this site.
But things have evolved. God has put in place some men who are willing to be involved in a more long-term way and our readership has expanded and changed. The site was born in the context of ministering to Fundamentalist young people, but today our ministry is less focused on young people and our readership less clustered around a movement. In fact, many of you read here precisely because you appreciate our conviction that truth is more important than any party position. Change, therefore, seems appropriate.
InFocus 3.0 involves several changes. First, the site has been redesigned for a broader appeal and a more helpful, less 2D interface. The numerical growth of our readership has been amazing for me to watch, but I believe this site design will set us up to be more useful to more people in more areas over the coming years. Second, our purpose and target audience statements are currently being rewritten to reflect the ministry we aim to have moving forward. Third, I want to move away from the team/segment approach and install, rather, a broader team of long-term contributors. I believe this will lead to more steady posting and less pressure for those involved.
Ultimately, InFocus is a community and the biggest part of that community is you, the reader. Thank you for reading, for commenting, for being part of this.
I look forward to sharing more with you soon.
Grace to you.