Living Vision

Jesus did not call the church to run a bunch of programs. He told us to go and make disciples of all nations, teaching them to obey everything he commanded. That’s not just a commission, that’s a goal. As a church we believe that setting goals can spur us toward greater passion, collaboration, and transformation as we trust that God can do immeasurably more than we ask or imagine.

These are the ten “living vision” goals that our elders see as critical to where God is leading us as a church:

  1. Establish a Clear Growth and Transformation Path for Kids and Students
  2. Create a Strategic Church Planting Plan
  3. Launch a Center for Leader Formation (Including Residency/Fellows Program)
  4. Expand our Culture of Generosity (Increase Giving and Ease of Giving)
  5. Build a High Trust, High Functioning Staff Culture
  6. Grow Participation in Mission Trip and City-Serving Opportunities by 25%
  7. Increase Weekend Attendance (Including Kids and Students, All Nations, Mandarin) by 20%
  8. Create a Master Architecture Plan
  9. Pursue Greater Vision Clarity as a Session
  10. Increase Church-wide Group and Sunday Class Engagement by 25%

The following “living vision” goals have either been completed or are well into the implementation phase:

  • Complete - Establish a Clear Growth and Transformation Path for Adults
  • Complete - Improve Guest Experience and Assimiliation of New Members
  • Complete - Improve Parking for Guests and Adults 60 Plus
  • Complete - Re-allocate Staff Resources for Small Group Ministry
  • Complete - Improve Audio and Visual in Worship Venues
  • Complete - Tell More Transformational Stories
  • Complete - Reach Chinese Church Plant worship Attendance Goal
  • Complete - Ordain Several Existing Staff Members
  • Complete - Implement a Rhythm of Mutual Communication between Session and Congregation
  • Complete - Unify Preaching Topics Across Worship Venues
  • Complete - ECO Mission Affinity Group Participation
  • Complete - Host ECO Conferences and Seminars
  • Complete - Participation in ECO Presbytery and Synod Governance
  • Complete - Develop and Complete Plan for Utilization of Repair & Replacement Reserve Funds
  • Complete - Discern our Relationship with PC(USA)