Sunday, March 19 – Known and Loved
A woman’s life is transformed as she encounters Jesus and comes to understand the power of being known and loved by him. Jesus offers her grace, love, and truth. Our lives, too, can be transformed by the power of being known and loved by Jesus. Jesus knows everything about you; and, still, he offers you grace and love today. Preacher: Pastor Miranda
Long-Range Planning Survey #2
Members of the LRPT (Long Range Planning Team) met on March 7 with Linda Kuster, Director of Research Strategy for VRG (Vernon Research Group). A first draft of the VRG survey was reviewed and updated. This second survey will be launched online tomorrow. An informational letter has been mailed to your homes and you will be receiving an email link to the survey. As with the recent MAP survey, we will be offering paper copies and tablet computers in the gathering space the next few Sunday mornings for those who prefer that way of completing the survey.
235 MAP (Mission Assessment Profile) surveys were filled out by our members. In the VRG survey, we seek to dig deeper into a few areas from the MAP survey that need more attention. The VRG survey is scheduled to be live from March 20 – April 9. The results will then be tabulated and presented to the LRPT, staff, and Church Council on April 18.
Other future steps in this process will include:
- Receiving internal qualitative data from one-on-one interviews and listening posts with 75-100 people from LCR. Pastor Jana Swenson from Kairos & Associates will facilitate those discussions.
- A Community Audit of one-on-one interviews and/or panel discussions with community leaders.
Thanks again to all who filled out the MAP survey – watch your email inbox for the link so you can express your views through the VRG survey!
The Long Range Planning Team: Tatum Buse (chair), Larry Edwards, Kristi Hicks, Katie Kascel, Laura Lovseth, Ryan Phillips, Dave Stadtmueller, Bob Wolter, Pastor Dennis & Pastor Miranda