Outcomes We Affirm - This is a summary of the listenings discerned from the delegate
meeting on March 17, 2008.
together is more effective and cost efficient than working as single
Anabaptist/Mennonite emphasis on faithful discipleship needs to be shared
and displayed in relevant ways to our changing communities without hesitation
conference congregations need to value each other and assist one another
in new and better ways.
and effective communication is the key to success for any conference-wide
follows vision and carefully laid plans.
development and empowerment is the key to the future of our mission as a
conference of churches.
and vision will only grow out of healthy, vibrant congregations.
want to establish new patterns of church life that are inviting and life-giving
to a new generation of faith seekers.
initiatives that are practical and cost effective.
initiatives that assist our congregations to become more effective
witnesses in our communities.
Initiatives Proposed - These are the six original vision
statements that we need to discern and prioritize what we can do together. In
light of the desired values and outcomes listed above, what can
and should we do to reach toward God's desired mission for us.
consultant to work with congregations toward healthy, missional centers of
worship and outreach.
a conference-wide spiritual renewal thrust.
a shared publicity campaign that establishes identity for our
train, and provide internship opportunities for developing leaders from
our conference congregations.
a conference-wide strategy for church planting.
to the accumulated assets in our conference households to establish
visionary funding for these development goals.