Goal Setting 2020

January 23rd, 2020 by Kali Lewis

Goal Setting

On Sunday, January 12, 2020, we held a brief meeting in the hospitality room and discussed some ideas for our future. The backdrop for the meeting was threefold: 1) what can we do better at what we currently do, 2) what can we do that we are not doing now that would potentially increase our membership, and 3) our state of the state with the parsonage, lift and projects.

The level of participation in the conversation was high. Specific concerns discussed included age mix, impact on our community, our financial trajectory, our brand “the pasty church”, communication gaps, technology gaps, youth programs and the strength / participation level of current programs. This conversation could have been held in any church in America today.

At the conclusion of the meeting we agreed that we would continue to put forth improvement ideas by dropping a note off at the office or by emailing Pastor Don, Kali or Jim Blanchard.

The ideas can be generally summarized into six main thought groups: Meetings & Fellowships, Communications and Marketing, Events and Activities, Benevolence, Community Involvement, and Technology Improvements.

We all agreed that God is in charge and that we need to pray for His guidance and wisdom. For us to further His word, we have to be viable. Doing the same thing will likely bring the same results. And of course, we are on a rigid budget and our decisions must be economically feasible.

Please continue to brainstorm and submit ideas and we will continue to refine the ideas into workable goals for the congregation to decide if it is in our best interest to peruse.