Strategic Assessment Group


  • Pastor Jean Hay
  • Kellie Gibson
  • Pat Gum
  • Jan Harper
  • Kevin Hegland
  • Sharon King
  • Dennis McCave
  • Connie Sider
  • Johnna Voto

Meeting/Progress Notes

May 15th, 2017

  • We discussed a few administrative items: meetings times, length, communication,...
  • Next, we did a roundtable discussion of favorite things about Bethlehem and concerns for our future. (Listed below.)
Appreciation Concern
The community Growth
The community Encouraging faith development in youth
Our Church Family Finances
The people Keeping it positive
Small, close family Broad growth & ministry goal
All Are Welcome Finances
  • Then we did a process assessment. How much of this work have we already accomplished? We believe the Ministry Site Profile and the draft Strategic Plan offer good starting points. These are attached to this page.
  • We decided that online collaboration will greatly facilitate our work, and our next in-person meeting will be on June 14th at 6:00 pm.

June 14th, 2017

In the Strategic Planning Meeting this evening, we talking about goal setting. We also talked about some of the differences between secular and faith based organization, remembering that:
“God does not require that we be successful only that we be faithful.”
~Mother Teresa

The question before us is “how do we (the congregation of Bethlehem) want to be expressing our faith five years from now?” One way to dream into the future is to create DUMB goals. The following is an excerpt from a website that describes the process. Following that is an example from my own DUMB goals and a explanation of the example.

We would like to encourage everyone to participate in the development of two or three DUMB goals over the next few weeks.

Upcoming Events

1)  Sun Jun 25
2)  Wed Jun 28 06:00 pm
3)  Sun Jul 2
4)  Sun Jul 9
5)  Sun Jul 16
6)  Sun Jul 16 05:00 pm
Annual Proclaim Retreat
7)  Sun Jul 23