This is the fourth posting in a series of four called "Visioneering". In these posting I am seeking to explain the 4 components of the strategic plan the leadership of First Assembly will be presenting at our meetings on April 3 & 17 at 6:30 in our sanctuary. Childcare will be available for children between 0-4 years old.
After writing about Mission, Core Values and Vision in the first three postings in this Visioneering series, we will now list the goals attached to our plan. Goals are an essential part of our plan that will help to keep us focused on how we move toward seeing our mission, "To create a community where waves of people are transformed by the love of God" happen.
Furthermore, the goals are useful because they give us measurable indicators of how focused we are as a group of people on what we are determining is key for us to accomplish in the next five years. You'll see these goals connected to various parts of our church's ministries, though we have set no goals for departments in the church.
Particularly at our April 17 meeting, we will focus on how ministries within the church can develop initiatives and strategies that will help us to accomplish the goals listed below.
These goals set out below were determined through a meeting of the staff and board, as well as a few individuals from the congregation. Please note when reading these that the board and staff will review these goals and our progress as it relates to them on a semi-annual basis; we plan to evaluate the whole plan annually. We further plan to meld the Annual Business Meeting's Agenda around a report as it relates to these goals.
The goals connected to our strategic plan:
Missions – 50% involvement/participating in missions-related projects and trips annually by 2016
Serving – An equivalent to 60% of adults in the sanctuary by December 2016
10% attendance growth on Sunday morning every year by 2016
80% of individuals attending First Assembly actively involved in Life Groups by December 2014
Double the number of family units tithing and giving to missions by 2014
50% name recognition in Tippecanoe County by 2015
40% of the adult congregation experience leadership training/development by the end of 2014
20% of attendees participating in spiritual events (retreats) per year by 2016