Developmental Ministry Goals

Re-stated Goals: The 4 Cs:

I / We want to:

  • Build our commitment to mission and the meaning of membership:
    • achieve more balanced financial support of UUFR
    • increase participation in the life of the fellowship
    • seek greater engagement with the wider community to pursue justice and reduce oppression
  • Increase collaboration in ministry and governance:
    • provide leadership and communication training opportunities
    • share our strengths and recognize our own limitations, and those of others
    • connect spiritual deepening and personal growth to deeper participation in the life of the congregation
  • Live our covenantal relationship with each other:
    • create unity of congregational purpose,
    • enhance interpersonal connections,
    • embrace the obligations of membership
    • increase visitor conversion and member retention,
    • become a more effective force for justice.
  • Become a more loving, multi-racial and multi-cultural community that will:
    • welcome all,
    • invite and inspire those who share our vision and mission to join us,
    • find common ground even in conflict, and
    • engage with others to promote our common values.

 

The goals which were included on the Developmental Ministry application:

  • Grow UUFR members’ commitment to mission and understanding of membership as an active rather than passive state, which will lead to:
    • more balanced, joyful, and generous financial support of UUFR,
    • increased participation in ministry, programs, and lifespan religious education, and
    • greater engagement with the wider community to seek justice and reduce oppression.
  • Increase effectiveness of collaborative ministry and governance model, to be created through greater emphasis on, for example:
    • leadership and interpersonal relationship/communication training opportunities,
    • recognition of our own strengths and limitations, and those of others, and
    • connecting spiritual deepening and personal growth to deeper participation in the life of the Fellowship.
  • Promote greater understanding and practice of the covenantal relationship between members to
    • create unity of congregational purpose,
    • enhance interpersonal connections,
    • increase visitor conversion and member retention, and
    • become a more effective force for justice in our denomination and the outside community.
  • Become a truly loving and diverse multi-racial, multi-cultural community that
    • welcomes all,
    • invites and inspires those who share our vision and mission to join us,
    • finds common ground even in conflict, and
    • engages with others to promote our common values.