St. Paul’s Strategic Planning

Do not copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think   
—Romans 12:2 (NRSV)

In 2014, a planning process was initiated to determine St. Paul’s objectives for the next five years.  Through the efforts of the Church Council and staff, a new mission statement, core values, and strategic objectives were laid out.  

Our Mission

Sharing Christ’s Message to transform all generations.

Core Values

  • All generations growing in Christ
  • A church that builds genuine relationships
  • Care and concern for neighbors
  • Honoring the past and embracing the future

Strategic Objectives

  1. Growth in Discipleship – more hands to carry out the mission.  Grow the number of weekly worshippers by 15% over the next two years.
  2. Educate members in Christ’s message to grow along their spiritual journey.
  3. We will invest in and expand our children’s and family ministry to better support our families and expand our growth.  The goal is to provide a “best in class” program.
  4. Education for all—support our members as they move along their faith journey with expanded programs and opportunities.
  5. Action—we will serve our neighbors through ministry and be active in our community.

Our Strategy

In order to carry out this strategy, St. Paul’s will invest in staffing.

  • An Associate Pastor to lead children’s and family services and provide additional service offerings.
  • Additional future investment in staff to lead:
  • Coordination of member involvement
  • Improve communications to members—frequency, website development, text communications, Facebook, etc.
  • Lead the stewardship efforts to assist all members with “plugging in” their time and talent into St. Paul’s
  • Assist with strategic fundraising