Strategic Plan

“We worship joyfully and serve humbly as the Spirit leads us.”

 

A Discernment Tool for Reading the Strategic Plan

 

 

Before starting: Pray for guidance.

 

Plan:  for 10 minutes to review the Strategic Plan document.

 

Ask: what is the thing I think “someone” should do something about?  Keep that question in the back of your mind as you begin.

 

Skim: the document looking for the things that most interest you.

 

Ask: Is there anything in this section that I have some expertise in?  Some passion about?

 

Decide: how much time/energy, either by active involvement or support/advice, you can devote to the project or issue. The Ministry Directory will assist to identify who is responsible for it.

 

Pray: that the Lord sends laborers into the fields where they are most needed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goals of the Gesu Parish Strategic Plan - 2014

 

1. Evangelization:  We will increase the size of our worshiping community and expand our outreach within and beyond our parish.

 

2. Christian Service and Peace and Justice: We will expand our service, our work for justice, and our advocacy for changing unjust systems within and beyond our parish.

 

3. Ministry to Youth, Young Adults, and Young Families: We will develop vibrant programming and encourage maximum involvement of youth, young adults and young families in our parish.

 

4. Faith Formation: We will provide enhanced opportunities to enrich the spiritual life of our parish.

 

5. Worship: We will continue to celebrate and enhance our worship, an already rich aspect of our parish life.

 

6. Leadership and Administration: We will increase parishioner involvement and create new opportunities for parishioner leadership, training and development, while identifying new ways to maximize effective administration of our parish.

 

7. Finance Council and Stewardship: We will identify, allocate and increase the resources available to our parish, working within a responsible budget, true to our parish mission.

 

8. Facilities and Environment: We will strive for optimum care, maintenance, and use of our parish campus and facilities.

 

9. School: We will continue to offer Christ-centered education in our school, planning responsibly, and working creatively to ensure its future.

 

 

 

GESU PARISH STRATEGIC PLAN - 2014

 

“We worship joyfully and serve humbly, as the Spirit leads us.”

 

Introduction

The following goals and objectives are targeted to guide our efforts at Gesu parish for the next 1-5 years.  For decades, Gesu has been blessed with a dedicated pastoral staff, generous lay leaders and volunteers who have worked to shape our parish mission and ministries.  In this strategic plan, actions in several key areas are being proposed.  Goals and objectives were first gleaned from consideration of our current parish hopes, needs and circumstances, and by careful analysis of information gathered from multiple sources: i.e., Parish Survey data (2009); Meet and Greet summaries (2009-2010); Together in Faith-I and Together in Faith-II reports (2004-05 and 2010-2012); Capital Campaign “Dot” Data (2012); and the Northern Edge Collaboration Plan (2012-ongoing).  The first draft of these goals and objectives was presented and discussed in detail at the Gesu Parish Planning on March 15, 2014.  Goals and objectives have been further discussed and refined (and in some cases, initially implemented) in the weeks since then.  The result, here, is an ambitious plan and vision for Gesu parish. With the involvement of all in our parish community, and with the investment of prayer, energy, patience, and effort, this plan will come to fruition, helping to guide us and to bring new and abundant life to Gesu. 

 

Note to the Gesu Parish Community

This Strategic Plan will work best with the help of all parishioners.   Please prayerfully consider it.   Is there an objective you can help to accomplish?  If so, please contact the Pastor, Commission Chair or Committee member, Parish Council member, staff member, or parishioner volunteer whose name is listed next to it.  Do you have an idea or feedback about a particular objective? Please communicate that to the designated contact person as well, so that it can be noted.  This Plan is meant to be a living document, open to revision in the years ahead.

Goal 1.  Evangelization 

We will increase the size of our worshipping community and expand our outreach within and beyond our parish.

ObjectivesTimeline   Who will do it?

 

 

Goal 2.  Christian Service and Peace and Justice  

We will expand our work for justice and our advocacy for changing unjust systems within and beyond our parish community.

ObjectivesTimeline     Who will do it?

 

 

 

 

 

Goal 3.  Ministry to Youth, Young Families and Young Adults

We will develop vibrant programming and encourage maximum involvement of youth, young families and young adults in our parish.

 

Objectives         Timeline           Who will do it?

 

 Goal 4.  Faith Formation

We will provide enhanced opportunities to enrich the spiritual life of our parish.                  

Objectives               Timeline     Who will do it?

 

 

Goal 5.  Worship 

We will continue to celebrate and enhance our worship, an already rich aspect of our parish life.

   

Objectives       Timeline     Who will do it?

 

Goal 6.  Leadership and Administration  

We will increase parishioner involvement, and create new opportunities for parishioner leadership, training and development, while identifying new ways to maximize effective administration of our parish.

 

ObjectivesTimeline   Who will do it?

 

 

 

Goal 7.  Finance Council and Stewardship   

We will identify, allocate, and increase the resources available to our parish, working within a responsible budget, true to our parish mission. 

 

Objectives                                                                                                            Timeline    Who will do it?

 

 

 

 

Goal 8.  Facilities and Environment 

We will strive for optimum care, maintenance and use of our parish campus and facilities. 

   

Objectives       Timeline   Who will do it?

 

 

Goal 9.  Gesu School 

We will continue to offer Christ-centered education in our school, planning responsibly and working creatively to ensure its future.

   

Objectives       TimelineWho will do it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Steps…

 

  • Begin implementation

 

  • Revise Plan as needed, noting reasons for changes when necessary …e.g., What are  our obstacles to implementation?
  • Revisit at annual parish meetings