The COVID-19 pandemic. Racial unrest. A nation divided.
With so many challenges in our world today, it may sound strange when our new bishop says it’s a good time to be the church!
“You and I must be companions alongside our sisters and brothers, bringing compassion and hope,” said the Rt. Rev. Deon Johnson, Eleventh Bishop of The Diocese of Missouri. “We know the despair of Good Friday and the triumph of Easter. We are the keepers of the sacred stories that bring liberation and life. It is in our spiritual DNA.”
With that optimism, The Diocese of Missouri is moving forward in 2021 with a strategic visioning process that will redefine our vision, our mission and our goals. And there will be many opportunities for everyone in the diocese to be involved.
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Phase 1: Create a vision for our diocese Phase 2: Determine areas of focus Phase 3: Set goals Phase 4: Draft a final plan Phase 5: Communicate the plan
5 Phases of Visioning Process
What do we want to be as we grow into the future?
Define ways to implement our vision.
Address each area of focus and explore what ministries and programs will be needed.
Create a plan, based on feedback and action steps, for review by the Bishop and Diocesan Council.
Create a communications strategy to inform the diocese and decide whether or not to take the plan to Diocesan Convention for approval and implementation.
Phase 1: Create a vision for our diocese
Phase 2: Determine areas of focus
Phase 3: Set goals
Phase 4: Draft a final plan
Phase 5: Communicate the plan
The rich diversity of our diocese is what makes us special. This visioning process is all about using the unique perspectives of every individual and every parish in this diocese. We will be calling on YOU to get involved -- to be a part of a committee or a discussion group, to voice your opinion and help plan our future.
What does God have in store for The Diocese of Missouri? Let’s find out together.