Vision Team
March 24, 2017, 12:00 AM

Three Year Ministry Plan and Agenda


Church Year

Spiritual Growth In Our Church Worship

Spiritual Growth In Church Family

Spiritual Growth in the Community and World

 

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  1. Expedite the search and call a new pastor
  2. Form essential inception of small group ministries
  3. Consider additional youth ministries
  4. Develop diverse styles of worship services
  5. Regard education as a means of amplifying stewardship
  6. Explore fellowship endeavors as a means of increasing church and Sunday School Attendance
  7. Continue to use the diverse musical talents of our church members to enhance the worship service

 

  1. Develop a rapport with the office of the Presbytery of Southeastern Illinois in order to continue working in religious harmony
  2. Initiate steps to nurture closer collaboration among committees and the congregation
  3. Continue the caring, welcoming, and love expressed towards visitors and church members
  4. Search for systematic arrangements in order to improve two-way communication between the pastor and the congregation
  5. Expand efforts to stay in communication with the church family
  6. Form intergenerational activities on a regular basis

 

  1. Extend an invitation to the community and neighboring churches for fellowship events
  2. Continue to engage in missions throughout the community and the world
  3. Stimulate and increase church membership and attendance
  4. Expand youth ministries and encourage participation in worship
  5. Explore the possibility of partnering with neighboring churches with their mission endeavors

 


Church Year
2017

Spiritual Growth In Our Church Worship

Spiritual Growth In Church Family

Spiritual Growth in the Community and World

 

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  1. Complete the Search for and call a new Pastor
  2. Continue to support LOGOS and Youth programs
  3. Support efforts to care for the ill, homebound, and bereaved
  4. Explore fresh and alternative worship styles
  5. Promote young adult small Bible Study Groups
  6. Incorporate a variety of music into the worship
  7. Allow choirs and bells to actively participate in worship
  8. Continue to support the Presbyterian Women’s group in their contribution to missions
  9. Use special music as a way of stimulating congregational appreciation
  10. Encourage coffee hours as an essential fellowship following worship
  11. LOGOS and other youth periodically join the choir

 

 

 

  1. As a high priority item, develop and initiate educational activitiesto equip elders, deacons, and Sunday school teachers to better serve the congregation
  2. Require committees to be accountable and report periodically to the congregation
  3. Continue to invite community children to attend MTZPC vacation Bible School
  4. Use conventional as well as high tech methods of communications to inform church members of church events
  5. Establish Bible Study groups for all ages
  6. Promote intergenerational groupings whenever possible
  7. Encourage church members to serve their church and God
  8. Have a designed agenda for a detailed stewardship campaign

 

 

  1. Remain in support of community mission efforts
  2. Continue church/community fund raisers that support fellowship opportunities
  3. Support missions that aid and assist needs locally and world wide
  4. Continue to encourage youth to attend Camp Carew
  5. Be proud of your past and who you are, a member of Mt Zion Presbyterian Church
  6. Continue to welcome visitors and new members

 


Church Year
2018

Spiritual Growth In Our Church Worship

Spiritual Growth In Church Family

Spiritual Growth in the Community and World

 

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  1. Support and assist the pastor
  2. Include older hymns and upbeat music in the worship service
  3. Study and explore the possibility of Saturday and other worship  service times
  4. Provide classes , instruction, and mentor new members
  5. Consider Children’s church during regular worship  services
  6. Continue worship In the park and

implement community Easter sunrise services

 

 

  1. Never be willing to accept status quo
  2. Reach out and meet needs of young adults and youth
  3. Embrace change and new technology
  4. Provide rides for individuals with needs
  5. Explore the possibility of prospective members
  6. Establish 2 or 3 intergenerational events each year
  7. Continue to inform congregation in regards  to ways to serve God in all Church activities
  8. Embody the use of potlucks or lunches for fellowship
  9. Schedule 1 or 2 retreats for each age group
  10. Promote participation of youth summits
  11. Continue Fall Wiener Roast outing-Farrell’s
  12. Schedule 2 or 3 service projects each year
  13. Upon request, tape or video worship services, including special music for the homebound.
  14.  If requested, take communion tothe homebound

 

  1. Implement tutoring programs for youth
  2. Promote community visibility
  3. Invite outsiders to church
  4. Continue the Turkey Dinner
  5. Provide leadership and support of Children’s Christmas
  6. Celebrate a safe Halloween with Trunk or Treat

 

 


Church Year
2019

Spiritual Growth In Our Church Worship

Spiritual Growth In Church Family

Spiritual Growth in the Community and World

 

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  1. Investigate ways to enhance worship services through new technologies
  2. Support Pastor
  3. Constantly evaluate music and its presentation in the worship service
  4. Add an alternative service to meet the wants and needs of the congregation.

 

 

  1. Explore holding 2 or 3 combined elder deacon meetings each year
  2. Increase the amount given in special offerings by 10%
  3. Evaluate and adjust youth programs
  4. Increase more opportunities for Bible studies outside of church
  5. Organize retreats for adults away from church
  6. Schedule 2 potlucks each year
  7. Seek additional small groups for adults
  8. Increase technology as a means of communication
  9. Continually seek new members to serve God
  10. Provide services for shut-ins by providing video or taped worship services and communion if requested

 

  1. Evaluate making gift bags for visitors and new members
  2. Commit to 2 or 3 service projects in the community
  3. Continue support of Camp Carew
  4. Involve youth in church missions
  5. Organize 2 or 3 adult mission trips
  6. Schedule Gospel or other singing groups and invite the community
  7. Continue Support of fellowship events within church and community
 
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