Vision Brunch – Forest City United Methodist Church
“Without vision, the people will perish.” (Proverbs 29:18) Forest City UMC has no interest in perishing! Therefore, WE HAVE A VISION!
Jesus, the head of the church, together with our United Methodist ethos and our local context have all combined to reveal to us what we are called to be and to do, and how to do it. These are the elements that give us our vision, which we have updated for 2018. We are the church, and it is vital that we are all, together united, motivated and directed by our common vision for 2018.
So…you are warmly invited to our VISON BRUNCH on Sunday November 19 from 11:15am-1:00pm. After a delightful fellowship meal, our vision presentation will begin.
1. Report on 2017
2. Vision for 2018
A. Strategies for 2018
B. Plans for 2018
C. Questions and comments
3. Staffing implications
A. Questions and comments
4. Budget for 2018
A. Questions and comments
5. Act of Covenant Commitment
Please book this vital date as we move on to becoming a “VITAL” congregation!
Forest City United Methodist Church
OUR MISSION (2017)
As a congregation of the United Methodist Church, we affirm the mission of our denomination…. We are commissioned by our Lord Jesus Christ to: “MAKE DISCIPLES OF JESUS CHRIST FOR THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE WORLD.” (Matt. 28:19)
We envision growing into a vital congregation that faithfully fulfills our Lord’s “great Commission” and “great Commandment” by developing a balanced life and ministry of WORSHIP, SERVICE, EVANGELISM, FELLOWSHIP and EDUCATION.
We will find ways to effectively EVANGELISE the lost.
We will strive to incorporate SEEKERS into the FELLOWSHIP of our church.
We will TEACH Biblical standards of life, ministry and witness.
We will develop more and varied expressions of heart-felt WORSHIP.
We will strive to connect with our wider community and the needs and opportunities it
We will plan to develop an unbroken flow of life and ministry for our children from
baptism to young adulthood.
OUR GOALS FOR 2017
Be recognized as a VITAL congregation
Achieve an average worship attendance of 200 and an average weekly income of $4,000
Establish our Discipleship Study Group program
Increase the number of volunteers, especially for our children’s and youth programs
Become a praying congregation
We earnestly believe that…. A GREAT COMMITMENT TO THE “GREAT COMMISSION” AND “GREAT COMMANDMENT” WILL GROW A ‘GREAT CHURCH’! (Bill Hybels)
We welcome honest reflections on how well we have done, or not yet done, in achieving our vision so far in 2017. Your reflections will be included in our “visioning process” for 2018, so we value your input and suggestions.