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1 Resurrection Lutheran Church Awakening Survey Results Our Vision Our Mission Our Plan Our Pledges Our Commitment Our Future

2 The Awakening Survey Conducted March 16 th responses Survey committee compiled and Pastor Joel evaluated results Report received April 28 th Full report available at:

3 The Awakening Survey Here are the general results of the survey… As well as planned actions for our future…

4 The Awakening Survey Many satisfactions expressed… –Folks feel welcome here –Growing congregation –Friendly and Progressive –Confidence in leadership –Youth and Family programs –Music Programs –Good location

5 The Awakening Survey Areas for improvement… –Future Vision not clearly communicated or shared throughout the congregation –Many not aware of our Mission –Need to do more to help our community –Need to do more to help our members

6 The Awakening Survey Most common concerns: –Finances –Growth –Facilities –Location –Space –Planning

7 The Awakening Survey Recommendations (4 of them)… 1. Vision and Mission: –Vision for the future needs to be communicated clearly, loudly, effectively and often. –The Mission statement of RLC needs the same.

8 The Awakening Survey Recommendations (continued) 2. Facilities: –Current facilities being used effectively there is no room for growth. Lack of facilities will impede future mission. –Develop interim and long range solutions for adequate facilities to meet anticipated growth.

9 The Awakening Survey Recommendations (continued) 3. Stewardship: –RLC needs to do more to help people learn how to be generous with their financial resources and to grow giver’s hearts. –Seek out and recognize people’s time, talent and spiritual gifts. –Assign or hire a volunteer coordinator. –Implement an endowment fund.

10 The Awakening Survey Recommendations (continued) 4. Relocation: –Because of external factors beyond the congregation’s control relocation is something that will happen. –There is a strong enough sentiment in the congregation for the leaders to aggressively pursue the purchase of new property in order to relocate.

11 Survey Comments Question #30: What ministries should RLC offer in the future that are not being offered now? More Teaching – 30 % of responses recommended establishing a Lutheran School of some type. More Healing – 32 % of responses recommended more outreach to people in need – especially in our community.

12 Survey Comments Question #31: What is your primary concern about the future of RLC? Facilities and Growth – 33 % of responses were concerned about having facilities adequate to support our mission and projected growth. Keeping “Small Church Attitude” – 9 % of responses were concerned with losing our family closeness as we grow. Stewardship – 9 % of responses were concerned with finances.

13 Survey Comments The rest of the comments for each question showed no significant trends. Good comments by all, though, and each one will be reviewed by pastors and council -- and acted on appropriately.

14 Our Vision! Ambassadors of The Risen Christ, teaching and healing at a crossroads of history and Hope! (Draft – still working it – send us your input!)

15 Our Mission! "For all to KNOW the unconditional love of God; GROW in relationship with Jesus, others, and self; and GO SHARE this love through word and deed." That Christ may be seen through us!

16 Our Plan for Growth! Remember this folks? Here is where we are going… our plan to get there…

17 Resurrection Lutheran -– Where are we Going? We Are Here: Pews 80% full Classrooms full Growing community Growing needs Outer Connector Regional Church Capital Campaign # 1 up to $1,200,000 Land Purchase Reduce Debt Support Current Ministry Capital Campaign # 2 Building Program Probably about $3,000,000 Master Strategic Plan Our Mission - How does it affect: Building – What kind? Parking – How much? School – Yes or no? School – What kind? Community Center - yes/no? Ministry - What Kind? Awakening Program Turn on “The Passion” Test the waters Stewardship Buildup Land Options: Mullins Farm commercial buffer – 7.5 acres National Lutheran Home in Chancellorsville Other land within 2 mile radius OUR FIRST STEP: “Sharing the Journey and the Joy…” A Personal Spiritual Enhancement Study Gospel of Mark Chapter 4 Goals: 800 members 500 at worship More Parking More Services More Space More Ministries Our Mission - “For all to know the unconditional love of God; grow in relationship with Jesus, others, and self; and share this love through word and deed.” Assessment Survey Planting Seeds for the Future!

18 Our Budget and Pledges! For 2003 Our Ministry Budget: $407,000 Our pledges to date: $350,000 Give more than you pledged!!!

19 Our Commitment! Time and Talent sheets compiled and distributed to committee chairs by 21 May. Still need volunteers for: Homeless Shelter Meals Ushers Evangelism Committee Nursery Grass Cutting

20 “As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love… This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” Our Lord’s Commandment!

21 ResurrectionPeople.org/Awakening Learn More!

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