Process steeped in member feedback
Following are the steps we’ve taken to inject member voices into our expression of the Mission, Vision and Values of the church.
- We invited all members to provide feedback and ideas through listening sessions, online and/or paper surveys. About 100 members elected to share their perspectives through these focus groups and surveys.
- The Transition Team reviewed all member responses and highlighted the three strongest (most frequent) themes that emerged for each survey question. See the summary of the member response themes by clicking on this link: Listening Session Theme Summary.
- The Transition Team, Staff and Board of Administration participated in an all-day retreat to review the transition research themes and results from the 2017 CAT survey. Collectively that group drafted Mission, Vision and Values statements based on member responses.
- The Transition Team presented the drafts to the congregation on Oct. 21, and the final statements reflect relevant feedback from members that day.