The default display of most WordPress themes is the standard reverse chronological listing of published posts (newest stuff first). This works fine as a blog or reflective journal. With one small trick, you can take over the front page of any site with the information you want to provide there- an introduction or overview, and invitation to take part, maybe a current assignment.

Check out this post from Alan Levine on taking control of your WordPress homepage

Take Control of the Front of Your WordPress Site