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1 Potomac Assemblies of God D ISTRICT S TRATEGIC P LAN F IRST S TEPS

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3 Planning Retreat Team: Larry Hickey Ken Burtram Frank Potter Stefanie Chappell Rob Seagears Kevin Dawson Bobby Basham Brenda Burns Gary Butler Wayne Rimmer Jimmie Blair

4 Pastor/Leader Review Group: Scott Leib Wayne Mancari Mark Morrow Patrick GrachJoel FlowerMelissa Linn Manassas A/G Cornerstone, Richmond Crosswalk, Williamsburg Lifehouse, HagerstownLifehouse, Winchester Bethel, Hagerstown Brook HicksRob Rhoden Sally Herman Chris McMillan J. KarampatsosWes Johnson Central, CumberlandCommonwealth Chapel Chi Alpha Laurel, MD, First Cedarville, Brandywine Alexandria, First Johnny Green Derrick Amsler Ben Rainey Pete Bullette Carlos MartinezAndy Casper Bethel, Savage MD Crossroads, Charlestown Severn River Church Chi Alpha, UVA Manassas, LighthouseSouth County Ch These leaders plus the entire District staff & BOARD OF PRESBYTERS reviewed the plan

5 Purposes Or Functions Functions Mission Ministry Field Demographics Demographics CurrentRealitiesCurrentRealities Core Values Design Implementation Where We Will Focus Where We Will Focus “Home Run” Goals Goals Champions For Each Goal Champions For Each Goal Foundation Strategic Planning Process... Vision Strategy For Future

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7 Core Values  We are a biblically informed, Spirit empowered, prayer supported, and mission focused organization that values: Integrity Integrity Authenticity Authenticity Loving relationships Loving relationships Unity Unity Effectiveness (attention to results) Effectiveness (attention to results) Diversity Diversity Creativity Creativity

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9 MINISTRY FIELD DEMOGRAPHIC REALITIES

10 Questions We Asked

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15 DEMOGRAPHIC REALITIES

16 We have a vast harvest field of 13.8 Million People

17 1 in 20 Americans live in the Potomac District

18 2010 Population by Section Number of Churches Population Grew by Over 2.5 Million Since 1990 to 13.8 Million and Is projected to be 14.5 Million by 2015 Population Grew by Over 2.5 Million Since 1990 to 13.8 Million and Is projected to be 14.5 Million by 2015

19 Capital Maryland Section: 2,617,577 People 28 Churches Ethnic Diversity: Extremely high Ethnic Diversity: Extremely high White: Declining White: Declining Black: Growing Black: Growing Hispanic: Growing Hispanic: Growing Asian/Other: Growing Asian/Other: Growing Largest age group: Largest age group: 29-49

20 Capital Virginia Section: 1,995,794 People 34 Churches Ethnic Diversity: Extremely high Ethnic Diversity: Extremely high White: Declining White: Declining Black: Growing Black: Growing Hispanic: Growing Hispanic: Growing Asian/Other: Growing Asian/Other: Growing Largest age group: Largest age group: 29-49

21 District of Columbia: 449,267 People 6 Churches Ethnic Diversity: Extremely high Ethnic Diversity: Extremely high White: Growing White: Growing Black: Declining Black: Declining Hispanic: Growing Hispanic: Growing Asian/Other: Growing Asian/Other: Growing Largest age group: Largest age group: 29-49

22 Eastern Section: 1,588,446 People 34 Churches Ethnic Diversity: Extremely high Ethnic Diversity: Extremely high White: Declining White: Declining Black: Growing Black: Growing Hispanic: Growing Hispanic: Growing Asian/Other: Growing Asian/Other: Growing Largest age group: Largest age group: 29-49

23 Tidewater Metropolitan: 1,541,429 People 36 Churches TN/S Ethnic Diversity: Extremely high Ethnic Diversity: Extremely high White: Declining White: Declining Black: Growing Black: Growing Hispanic: Growing Hispanic: Growing Asian/Other: Growing Asian/Other: Growing Largest age group: Largest age group: 29-49

24 Richmond/Petersburg Metro: 1,004,632 People 36 Churches S. Sect. Ethnic Diversity: Extremely high Ethnic Diversity: Extremely high White: Declining White: Declining Black: Growing Black: Growing Hispanic: Growing Hispanic: Growing Asian/Other: Growing Asian/Other: Growing Largest age group: Largest age group: 29-49

25 Richmond-Petersburg Baltimore Metro Tidewater Virginia Washington Metro

26 Leverage our resources and focus intentional church planting and creative ministry strategies on reaching the 9 million people in our four population centers (66% of our 13.8 million people in the Potomac District) Challenge #1

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28 2 Asians/other 2 Hispanic 6 African-American 15 Anglo-American In a representative group of 25 people in our District...

29 Potomac District Percept Extremely High Racial and Ethnic Diversity

30 Potomac District Percept SIX U.S. LIFESTYLE SEGMENTS Largest Individual Segments Rural Working Families 7.3% Rural Working Families 7.3% Trad. Affluent Families 7% Trad. Affluent Families 7% Estab. Country Families 6.9% Estab. Country Families 6.9% Metro Multi-Ethnic Diversity 6.4% Metro Multi-Ethnic Diversity 6.4% Prosperous Diversity 6.2% Prosperous Diversity 6.2%

31 Potomac District Percept Marital Status All Persons 15 and Older 44% Not Married

32 That our ministers as a group become more diverse in gender and ethnicity to better reach our diverse harvest field. Challenge #2

33 We have fewer young people entering A/G ministry and our average ministerial age is growing older.

34 2003 Minister Age 2008

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36 Potomac District Population Major Generational Groups Average Age: % under 50

37 39% under 50 Lead Pastors by Age Pastors tend to reach people +/- ten years of their own age

38 Recruit, develop, involve, and give opportunity to many young leaders causing our average ministerial age to grow younger Challenge #3 Become the organization young leaders want to be part of

39 The majority of our churches are small, and a number of our churches are struggling.

40 2008 PDC by Church Size 78% of our churches are under % of our churches are over 200

41 2008 Attendance By Size 78% of our churches have roughly 1/3 rd of our attendance 22% of our churches have roughly 2/3 rd of our attendance

42 Ratio of attendance to results... (How many people in attendance for ONE convert, water baptism or Holy Spirit baptism per year)

43 5-Year Growth Rate Improvement over 5 Years ago of 7% (14 churches net) Improvement over 5 Years ago of 7% (14 churches net)

44 Break the institutional, cultural and spiritual barriers that have limited the effectiveness of many of our churches so that the MAJORITY of our churches become HEALTHY and have significant COMMUNITY IMPACT. Challenge #4

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46 STRATEGIC NEXT STEPS? KEN BURTRAM: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

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48 Build teams and appoint team leaders Get the right people on the bus and in the right seats...

49 Set goals and create action plans GOALS, NEXT STEPS

50 Communicate by providing information streams and feedback loops

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