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  1. 1. Plan of Ministry 2010
  2. 2. What is a plan of Ministry? <ul><li>A collaborative discernment process in which the leadership, staff and congregation works together to define Advent’s current purpose </li></ul><ul><li>A time to open our minds to new ways to do ministry </li></ul><ul><li>A time to grow a healthy, vibrant congregation that involves all disciples </li></ul><ul><li>An opportunity to determine where our affections lie </li></ul><ul><li>An opportunity to determine how we allocate our resources </li></ul>
  3. 3. What a plan of Ministry is not? <ul><li>A process with the sole purpose of increasing financial pledges </li></ul><ul><li>A process to push through our own agendas </li></ul><ul><li>A process in which we do all the talking </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why do we need a plan of ministry? <ul><li>To remind us of our Mission, Vision & Values </li></ul><ul><li>To reevaluate how we live out our Mission </li></ul><ul><li>To keep Advent’s MVV in front of the congregation </li></ul><ul><li>To focus on our ministries and do them well </li></ul>
  5. 5. What output our we hoping to accomplish? <ul><li>More energy from the congregation </li></ul><ul><li>Better communication </li></ul><ul><li>Cohesiveness within the Spiritual Wheel </li></ul><ul><li>A common vision that will define how we focus our time, talents and finances </li></ul>
  6. 6. When do we do a plan of ministry? <ul><li>2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Process </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing </li></ul><ul><li>Everyday </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Congregational input </li></ul><ul><li>Staff input </li></ul><ul><li>Council input </li></ul><ul><li>Categorizing committees/groups into focus area on the Spiritual Wheel </li></ul><ul><li>Committee evaluating & prioritizing </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership Direction </li></ul>What does the process look like?
  8. 8. Congregational Input <ul><li>Series of surveys for distribution during worship  </li></ul><ul><li>Question of the week </li></ul><ul><li>Simple card questions </li></ul><ul><li>Congregational Fair </li></ul>
  9. 9. Staff Input <ul><li>Beginning in November 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing </li></ul>
  10. 10. Committee Input <ul><li>Discernment Process </li></ul><ul><li>Collecting Input within smaller groups </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborating with other committees within same quadrant </li></ul>
  11. 11. Where do we fit in the Spiritual Wheel?
  12. 12. What is Worship? <ul><li>Worship brings the people of Advent in a common place to join together to Praise God and to be united with one another . </li></ul>
  13. 13. What is Spiritual Development? <ul><li>Spiritual Development is a lifelong process that brings people in a closer relationship with Christ. </li></ul>
  14. 14. What is Nurture & Support <ul><li>Nurture and Support is how the people of Advent care for each other and our surroundings. </li></ul>
  15. 15. What is Outreach? <ul><li>Outreach is our journey outward in loving God and serving Neighbor by serving our neighbors locally, nationally and overseas. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Leadership Answering the Tough Questions <ul><li>Worship – If we could start over, what current elements of worship would you keep? What would you change? </li></ul><ul><li>Nurture & Support – List the major components of ministry in our church and list the financial resources devoted to each one. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Leadership Answering the Tough Questions <ul><li>Spiritual Development – What spiritual disciplines do active members of our faith community practice? </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach - How do we incorporate all disciples of ALC into hands on outreach ministry? </li></ul>
  18. 18. Meetings <ul><li>Discuss & Evaluate Your Mission Statement </li></ul><ul><li>Living Out the Mission in Christ’s Name </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation Process </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Reflection </li></ul>
  19. 19. Congregational Fair <ul><li>Promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to get additional feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Simplified Time & Talent Gathering </li></ul>
  20. 20. Expectations