As a church, who are we?
Where did we come from?
What is our mission and vision?
Where are we going?
To whom is God calling us to minister?
Do we have the resources to do so?
What must we change to make it happen?
What are our strengths and weaknesses as a church/parish?
What kind of church are we now and what kind of church might we be?
How do we get from here to there?
What is the plan for taking us there?
These are but a few of the questions explored either with church/parish leaders in a retreat setting or in a church wide mission/vision-casting workshop. A minimum of three hours in length, this interactive experience is designed to re-define a church’s mission and vision and to develop concrete congregational objectives and priorities around them.
The workshop invites members to embrace a new mission/vision agenda for the church’s future. It is not uncommon for an annual and/or capital campaign to immediately follow this workshop as a means of raising the additional resources needed to fund the new or renewed dreams of faith and ministry.