Strategic Planning

We value the future of our church, and we are committed to building a sustainable and strategic ministry that is going to have a deep impact. That’s why we are developing a game plan together. We have invited Ministry Architects to lead us through intentional strategic planning in 2024, especially as we anticipate the departure of Deacon Heidi Cryer in November.  

The first step was to have a virtual church-wide mini-assessment, consisting of 4-6 listening groups to help our consultant, Sean, to have a clear picture of our congregation. Sean wrote a summary report based on his learnings, including church-wide norms (how we compare to other congregations), our assets and strengths, our challenges and obstacles to moving forward, and recommendations. You can read that report here: 

The second step was a Vision Summit that resulted in a mission statement, core values, and three-year goals with one-year benchmarks.

The Vision Implementation Team will champion the implementation of the new mission, values, and long-term goals. 

Ministry Architects will also help us develop a strategic staffing plan including a staffing needs assessment, an organizational chart, two to three staffing model options, and job descriptions.

If you have questions about this process, please contact Pastor Kirsten. 

  • May 2024 Update
    The Vision Implementation Team (VIT) continues to make really good progress in identifying ways we can realize the future God has in store for us. Building on our article in April’s LoL Newsletter we want to share with you what we’re doing and some important next steps. The VIT prioritized the input from the Vision… Read more: May 2024 Update
  • April 2024 Update
    For those of you that participated in the Vision Summit on March 1 – thank you. Your hard work helped the LoL Vision Implementation Team get started on the right foot. This article is to provide you with an exciting update about what the Team has been up to since then. As a reminder, the… Read more: April 2024 Update
  • March 2024 Update
    The Vision Implementation Team (VIT) is excited to bring you news of what it’s up to and the progress we’re making. We will be providing information and updates to you in upcoming Wednesday Emails and monthly newsletters. This is just the first in a series of articles that we hope will keep you aware of,… Read more: March 2024 Update