2) Conference on the Present a. This conference engages the congregation in prayer, Bible study, reflection, and sharing that cultivates biblical images of the church, contributing to the discernment of a vision for the future.
Discernment Phase 3) Conference on the Future a. This Conference engages the congregation in a time of “opening to the Spirit.” b. It includes a Bible study that taps into our faith foundations to inform our imagination and hope as we begin to “see” what God is calling us to be and do as the church. c. A Vision Panel is enlisted, trained, for expressing a New Guiding Vision. 4) Vision Conference a. This Conference is an energizing exploration of concrete ideas and insights that begin to describe “what our church will look like” in the future when we are living out our new vision, mission, and goals. b. Completion of a draft of a New Guiding Vision is set into motion. Design Phase 5) Design Conference a. This Conference engages the New Guiding Vision, and refines “what our church will look like in 5 years when this vision is fulfilled”. b. Shape a Missional Strategy to guide this Parish into the future. Changes and transitions implied by the new ministry and action plans are put on a timeline for introducing and implementing. 6) New Vision Celebration a. This Conference celebrates the journey of the past few months, our New Guiding Vision and Missional Strategy, and the hope that will lead us into the future.
2) As you have experienced it, what are some of the gifts, and shortcomings of the pastoral leadership (no names please) you have known at St. Peter’s?
3) As you see it, what are some changes that have been detrimental to the ministry at St. Peter’s?
4) As you see it, what are some changes that have been beneficial to the ministry at St. Peter’s?
5) In your opinion, what are the present challenges at St. Peter’s?
Some Tough Questions 1) Where is St. Peter’s most in need of renewal?
2) In what ways is St. Peter’s blessed, and how do we use those blessings?
3) Where is St. Peter's the healthiest?
5) Where should St. Peter’s be bold now?
Some Questions to Ponder 1) Where does St. Peter’s need improvement?
2) What are the past events that made St. Peter’s successful?
3) What are some of the unwritten rules of St. Peter's?
4) How do people get involved in the ministries of St. Peter’s?
5) How do visitors get treated?
6) What is your vision for St. Peter’s Lutheran?
What are the key issues facing us, as we plan for the future