Strategic Visioning Update: March 20
The Strategic Visioning Committee has been working for more than a month to define a new direction forward for our diocese. They will be revealing new mission and vision statements after Easter Week.
As we move forward in our planning process, the committee is now looking for members from throughout the diocese to serve in their "working groups." These groups will consider ways to implement our new vision, focusing on five specific areas:
- Communication & Technology
- Building relationships across the diocese and between congregations
- Using technology to serve our neighbors
- Enhancing technology capacity for every congregation and facility
- Evangelism & Justice
- Redefining evangelism
- Understanding justice as being in relationship with the marginalized
- Promoting justice as the primary theme of ministries across the diocese
- Deconstructing the Church's traditional "membership" and "outreach" mentality
- Community Building & Structure
- Building relationships with our neighbors and other parts of our communities
- Including marginalized people
- Redefining what a church community looks like
- Offering new models of faith community for experimentation
- Creating innovative ways of being one Church in many locations
- Pastoral Care & Stewardship
- Taking care of each other
- Using our energy and resources to meet our mission
- Overlapping with community building to serve our neighbors and wider communities
- Addressing Creation Care, while also engaging younger generations
- Formation & Worship
- Offering lifelong learning and discernment for lay people and clergy
- Emphasizing formation for younger generations
- Offering multiple ways of worship that are invitational and accessible
- Building our individual and collective relationships with God
Let Your Voice Be Heard!
We are looking for people from all of our faith communities to serve in these working groups. If you would like to volunteer, please fill out the form below and click the "submit" button. We honor all who volunteer, but will be limiting the number of people in each group. We will be in touch with you soon to let you know if or how we need your help.
Thank you for volunteering to serve on a working group with our Strategic Visioning committee. We will be in touch with you soon with more information.
Strategic Visioning: Working Group Sign-up
Thank you for volunteering to serve on a working group with our Strategic Visioning committee.
We will be in touch with you soon with more information.