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Let God Lead:  Nativity\'s 3-Year Plan

Let God Lead: Nativity\'s 3-Year Plan






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    Let God Lead:  Nativity\'s 3-Year Plan Let God Lead: Nativity\'s 3-Year Plan Presentation Transcript

    • Let God Lead
      Church of the Nativity
      October, 2011
    • What the Vestry has been doing:
      The Vestry gathered feedback from various sources
      Interim Rectors
      Rector Candidates
      Search Committee
      Appreciative Inquiry
      Parish Profile
      Members’ Comments
      The feedback was sorted and grouped to create a Mission Statement and 3 Year Objectives
      A Ministry Team structure was developed to support the Mission Statement and Objectives
      Vestry Liaisons were assigned to each Ministry Team
      The Vestry is currently developing 2011-2012 action plans to help us meet our 3 Year Objectives
    • Nativity’s Mission Statement:
      To inspire, nurture and expand Nativity’s spiritual growth through faith, worship and community
    • Nativity’s 3 Year Objectives:
      • Double percentage of parishioner participation in ministries
      • Ensure 100% accountability of ministries to Vestry Members
      • Provide transparent and regular communications in multiple formats
      • Achieve 80% pledging from households in good standing
      • Expand the worship services to meet the needs and cultural make-up of the community
      • Provide alternative worship options, including style, music, service times, and programs outside of Sunday morning worship, to reflect the interests of members from all age groups
      • Identify Key Communities to focus Outreach program participation for adults and youth
      • Increase membership 50% by being radically welcoming, reflecting the cultures and diversity of North Carolina, and reaching out to the community to spread God’s Word
      • Align parish resources to meet increased membership
    • Ministry Team Structure:
      11 Ministry Teams have been set up to represent all ministries, activities and administration areas of Nativity
      These teams will consist of 5-8 team members, a team leader and a Vestry member to act as a ‘Steering Committee’ for the ministries they support
      Each team will be responsible for managing its assigned ministries, determine budget, set calendar schedules and provide communications to the parish
      The teams will meet the second Wednesday of each month at the church and all meetings will start and end with group prayer
      The first Ministry Team meeting will be held on October 12th from 7 to 8:30
    • Ministry Team Benefits:
      Helps move us from a Pastoral church to a Program church
      Provides a focus on the important ministries of Nativity
      Facilitates communication about Nativity’s many activities
      Develops leadership in the church
      Promotes involvement of church membership
      Creates a structure to manage new ministries, activities and funding
      Supports the 3 Year Objectives through action plans
      Drives program management from the ground up instead of from the top down
    • Ministry Teams and Vestry Liaisons:
      Youth Formation – Susie Holmes
      Adult Formation – Jane Heyward
      Parish Life – Annette Hughes
      Congregational Development – Babs Freeman
      Worship – Open
      Pastoral Care - Open
      Finance – Joel Kamya
      Buildings and Grounds – RJ Antonelli
      Stewardship – Kevin Burke
      Communications – Jane Heyward
      Outreach – Ken Tessier and Carol Meyer
    • Driving the Stewardship Campaign to ‘Meet the Dreams of the Teams’
      Scope of Stewardship
      Individual Prayer
      Community Engagement
      Financial commitment
      Key Elements of Program
      Operating Expenses – Annual Campaign Oct 9
      Capital - Build It Forward
      Legacy - Planned Giving
      Building Block of 2012 Budget
      3-Year Plan
      Principal funding for Ministries
    • Nativity’s Stewardship Campaign
      2012 Annual Campaign Oct 9 – Oct 30
      Theme: One Heart, One Hope, One Call
      Target 15% growth
      New member participation
      More pledges from existing household
      Increase in 2011 pledges
      Packages available Oct 9th
      2011 accomplishments
      Pledge form
      Intention card for 2012 participation
    • So What is YOUR Passion?
      What do you feel passionate about?
      Where do you want to commit your time and talent?
      Do you want to be a member of a Ministry Team?
      Would you like to be a leader or a co-leader?
      How can you support Nativity’s Mission Statement and 3 Year Objectives?
    • Questions?