Visioning - A process in which our congregation can envision the future we and God wants for us, plan how we want to achieve it, and take steps to implement it. It involves using our imagination and dreaming big. It is an opportunity for a congregation to get to know each other, what we are passionate about, and how we, as a community of faith, can work together on a shared vision. It is a process that grows and develops us as individuals and leaders; which ultimately, grows us as a congregation. Vision Statement – An overall image of what we and God wants us to become and how that will look at a designated point in the future. It is an inspirational expression in words and images using our greatest God-given potential. We will update our current Vision statement.
Vision Timeframe - A target year we will select as a goal for when our vision will be created. Could be between 10-50 years. Ie. CHA 2030.
Mission Statement – Answers the questions: Why are we here? What actions do we need to take to achieve our Vision? You are able to identify the type of organization we are when you read our Mission. We will update our current Mission statement.
Core Values - Our most deeply held shared ideals and beliefs against which our vision is measured. These beliefs serve as guiding principles for our internal conduct and for how we want to live, work, play, and worship with others. We will establish core values.
Focus Areas – Central themes around which our vision strategies and actions are built. Examples: Promoting Economic Vitality, Preserving our Environment and Maintaining our Facilities, Strengthening & Sustaining our Island Community, Maintaining Health, Safety & Well-Being of our Congregation, Integrating our Host Culture, Education, & the Arts, and Managing Growth of our Congregation. Our current ministries may guide us in describing our focus areas. We will create focus areas.
Sustainability – When we conduct a visioning process, we want to ensure that we meet the needs of our present members without compromising the needs of future generations.
Vision Strategic Action Plan – Our plan for how we intend to achieve our vision; step-by-step to include strategies, actions, and projects that involve lead implementation partners/teams. Trends - Key external forces of change that are driving us into the future. They help us to acknowledge resistance or obstacles that impacts implementing our vision.
CHURCH OF THE HOLY APOSTLES 1407 Kapiolani Street, Hilo, HI 96720 Phone: (808) 935-5545 Fax: (808)935-5547