May – August

In the second phase of our strategic planning process, we turn our focus to the needs of the community around us.

We improve our knowledge and connect with our surrounding community through demographic data, community interviews and prayer walks.

Demographic data from the UCC’s tool, MissionInsite, combined with what we heard in interviews with community members and in focus groups will help us identify the core needs of our community and how we might be called to respond. During the spring and summer, members are invited to take prayer walks — both collectively and individually — through the community with the simple invitation to pay attention to what God might place on their hearts as they walk. At the end of the summer, the Vision Team shares what we learned from our community outreach phase with the congregation.