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