The 2017 Strategic Plan

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Strategic Planning | No Comments

On May 11th our church’s Strategic Planning Task Force submitted to the congregation a revised strategic plan to guide our ministry in the coming years. After a long and thoughtful process of study, reflection, and prayer the task force has identified three “critical success factors” to give focus and attention to in our various areas […]

The Aim & Scope of the Strategic Planning Task Force

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Strategic Planning | No Comments

What specifically is the job of the Strategic Planning Task Force? Maybe we should begin by identifying what our job is not. The purpose of the Strategic Planning Task Force is not to… Fix every problem in the church. As long as the church is made up of human beings, it’s going to have it’s problems. […]

Why a Strategic Plan?

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017 in Strategic Planning | No Comments

For a number of years before we had kids, my wife and I had a tradition of joining 6-8 of our closest friends and head deep into the foothills of the cascade mountains and spend New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at a remote cabin. Away from television and internet and all signs of […]

2016 PULSE Survey Results

Posted by on Dec 8, 2016 in Strategic Planning | No Comments

In October of 2016 we undertook a church-wide survey to try and take “the pulse” of our church and life together. We’ve compiled the data from multiple choice questions as well as open-ended questions, along with evaluations from church leadership and denominational advisors to get a picture of where our church is at in the […]

Healthy Missional Markers

Posted by on Dec 8, 2016 in Strategic Planning | No Comments

For the last decade our denomination has given increasing attention and resources to the revitalization of its existing churches. To that end, through years of research and prayer, the department of church vitality has identified ten areas that are helpful metrics in the journey of becoming a healthy missional church. From the Department of Congregational […]