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


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

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