Listen, Learn, Pray, and Plan – An Update on Strategic Planning

Posted by moja, June 4, 2012

Parish surveys are in and the Strategic Planning Committee already has involved and consulted with the vestry, program staff, clergy, and formers wardens to listen and learn from the 492 parishioners who responded to the survey.

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Message From Clergy to the Parish Regarding Same-Gender Blessings

Posted by moja, May 31, 2012

In July 2011, Bishop Johnston made an invitation to clergy of the Diocese of Virginia. In the Virginia Episcopalian1, he wrote of feeling an “overwhelming sense – sudden and out-of-the-blue – [that] said ‘MOVE….NOW’” on the issue of blessing same-gender relationships. After much thought, prayer, discernment, and conversation with the vestry, colleagues, and local theologians, we, your clergy, are ready to accept Bishop Johnston’s invitation and to move forward with offering the blessing of same-gender relationships.

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Now Is The Time to Outline Our Future

Posted by moja, May 7, 2012

This month, your leaders, vestry, and members of the Strategic Planning Committee will be integrating what we have learned from the parish survey into imperatives for the way we outline our vision for the future.

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There’s Still Time to Complete Your All-Parish Survey

Posted by moja, April 9, 2012

Late last month, Christ Church parishioners 16 and older received an invitation to participate in an all-parish survey, either by email for the online version or in the mail for the paper version. Good results are coming in already.

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Strategic Planning Effort Underway

Posted by moja, March 5, 2012

The Strategic Planning Committee has begun work that will lead to an updated vision and a strategic plan that will be used to guide program and budget decisions over the next three to four years. This is a time-tested way to provide consistent guidance for resourcing decisions and to help focus parish efforts to maximize our church’s strengths and realize our most fervent dreams for the future of our church.

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