On Sunday April 7 we celebrated the 28 small group leaders, the over 120 people who participated in our Lenten Visioning circles! The co-chairs of our Long Range Planning Team, Bonnie Hester and Becky Smith, consecrated our four vision writers for the task of taking the abundance of core values and hopes for the future articulated by the congregation, already distilled into some key themes and priorities, and writing them into a short and actionable vision statement.
The vision writers (Laura Leaverton, Chris Bucholz, Bree Elle Gardner and Molly Baskette) will debut the vision statement in early May. The congregation will have 2-3 weeks to offer feedback and suggestions before the final vision statement comes to the congregation for a vote.
After the vote, the Long Range Planning Team will work in consultation with the staff and ministry teams of the church toward implementation of our stated priorities for the next 3-5 years.