We’re in the midst of a strategic planning process where we’re discerning God’s call for FBCTLH for the next 3-5 years. Our vision for ministry changes and adapts to the needs and passions around us. Every 5 years, we revisit the vision that God has for us for this season. Vision gives us a focus and prioritizes our budget, ministries, and planning. It gives us a chance to create a structure for our leadership that will allow us to accomplish the ministries in an effective empowering way to do what Paul said in Ephesians 4, “to equip the saints for the work of the ministry.”
Our consultant throughout this process has been Dr. James Furr, President of the Houston Graduate School of Theology in Houston, Texas. He is co-author of the book and workbook Leading Congregational Change. With his help, and the input of over 250 members, staff, the Strategic Planning Committee, and deacons, we’ve proposed five outcomes that we would like to see by 2020.
- Faithful Disciples
- Strong Homes
- Connected Church
- Impacted City
- Servant Leaders
These outcomes and measurements associated with them will be priorities for our church family in the coming months and years. For more information, check out the video below of Dr. Shiell’s presentation to the congregation, or related blog posts – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.