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Vision Initiative

The 2018 Congregation Council has identified four initiatives and formed Council working groups to strategize moving forward in these specific areas of ministry.
Vision Initiative
One initiative is to engage in a visioning process for our congregation.  This was identified in 2017 as a "Waypoint" recommendation by the Joshua Process. 
Who will answer all the questions we have regarding the changes coming to Saint Andrew’s? Together, we will— as we listen to the Holy Spirit’s leading to shape the future of our congregational ministry. That’s “we” as your vision team and “we” as the congregation. Together, “we” are seeking the way God would have Saint Andrew’s go and grow.
How? By working together as a congregation, we will participate in a process that can identify the strengths and gifts we uniquely offer to impact our community for the sake of the Gospel.
November 2018 Updates
The Vision Initiative Team continues working with the ideas from the Values workshop and preparing values statements.
On Sunday, November 11, during the 9:45 am Discipleship Hour, the team will share the results of the Values workshop for review and feedback. 
October 2018 Workshops
On Sunday, October 7, during the 9:45 am Discipleship Hour, the team shared the results of the first two workshops for review and feedback.
On Sunday, October 14, after the 11:00 service, we had a third workshop on our values – why we do what we do. 
The Vision Initiative Team will work with the ideas from the Values workshop and prepare values statements.
September 2018 Updates
We held two Visioning Workshops in July. There was great participation at both workshops. A lot of excellent discussions were had, and ideas were shared. An abundance of data and input was collected. Thank you for your participation and input!
Since the workshops, the Vision Team has been very busy. They have been correlating the data and working on synthesizing clear, concise statements that captures your concepts. The team continues to meet weekly. This process takes time. We want it done well. Soon they will be ready to share the results for review and feedback.  
August 2018 Update
Thank you to the 60+ people who participated in the visioning workshops in July. The workshops focused on the Uniqueness of Saint Andrew’s and on our Mission. There were good discussions and lots of great input was collected. The Vision Initiative Team has begun to synthesize the comments, ideas, and input, working toward clear and concise statements that identify how Saint Andrew’s can be most effective in glorifying and serving God, and making and nurturing disciples of Christ. 
July 2018 - Workshops
The process was begun as we move forward in our leadership transition. The next step came in July with two congregational workshops led by Pastor Jim Weckwerth of the Joshua Group. Approximately 75 people participated in both gatherings.
July 13:The Uniqueness of Saint Andrew’s.” We mixed a little history with a little dreaming and began to define the journey we are taking as we share our passions and perspectives. 
July 14: This workshop gathered what we found in the first workshop and began to develop a mission focus with a clarity to reach a vision for the future. 
This is an ongoing process, and there will be opportunity for input along the way. Contact Dick Szabo for more information