Messiah Church’s mission is to have significant impact in the lives of everyone who engages in ministry here, as well as with our community and the world. Through your generosity of time, wisdom, prayer and resources, we have seen thousands of lives transformed since our beginning 150 years ago. As a church, we have never been in a better position to be intentional about how we can maximize our impact in the lives of those who are here as well as those beyond our walls.
On Saturday, April 13 from 8 am-5:30 pm, a team of strategic leaders (including our Servant Steering Team, staff and 8-10 other high level leaders) will be gathering with our coach, Steve Fredlund, to share ideas and make decisions about where we should focus over the next three to five years. This will be a time of prayer, reflection on where we have been, clarifying where we want to go, and then deciding where we should focus to have the greatest impact while moving toward our vision. Sometimes planning can seem dull, ordinary, and pointless… but this is not the case for us this spring! This will be a vibrant time of dreaming about our future, capturing input, and inviting the entire church into a time of prayer in preparation to take the steps needed to carry out our mission in the most transformational way we can.
We want every voice heard and we want everyone engaged.
We are the church together so we are inviting the entire congregation to engage in three different ways:
- Share your thoughts through this survey link. Please participate in the survey by Sunday, March 24.
- Join in prayer for those involved and every step of the planning process.
- Engage with those who will be part of the April 13 meeting and share your thoughts, hopes and dreams.
This is not a process for the elite few to be decided behind closed doors and then mandated; we want this to be a collaborative process fueled by the hearts of the good people of Messiah. We are grateful for our past and excited about our future…together!
If you have questions about this Strategic Planning process, contact Pastor Tami Luckhardt at (763) 473-6968.
As Messiah Church prepares for the day of strategic planning on Saturday, April 13, we invite the entire congregation to be in prayer for the next 30 days. Wrap our strategic planning team, the process, the holy listening and its outcomes in prayer:
Join in Prayer – a Daily Prayer for Strategic Planning
Lord, help us to know, love, and serve you. Guide us as we listen for your direction. Use us to reach the people beyond our walls. Make us a blessing to those in need. And in everything, we want to honor you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Engage with the Strategic Leader Team
If you have questions regarding this process or wish to share your hopes and dreams directly with a team member, the following people are serving and are available to you for conversation:
Servant Steering Team
Tami Luckhardt – email@example.com or (763) 473-6968 ext.103
Steve Richards – firstname.lastname@example.org or (763) 473-6968 ext.102
Program Staff (All staff may be reached at (763) 473-6968. See extension below.)
Joy Ann Harmon – email@example.com or ext.113
Karen Klekner – firstname.lastname@example.org or ext.115
Jean Paulsen-Lepley – email@example.com or ext.104
Kami Pohl – firstname.lastname@example.org or ext.114
Sami Tierney – email@example.com or ext.116