OUR STRATEGIC PLANS

     Valparaiso First United Methodist Church is engaged in a process to revitalize ourselves and our efforts as we are "Growing a Strong, Vibrant Servant Community of Jesus Christ". Our evolution is guided by a Strategic Steering Committee and six teams which are charged to define reasoning for actions, outline expected outcomes, and delineate tasks needed for moving forward.

     The teams are guided by a set of Recommendations created from congregational input through a process of open engagement. The teams are:

  • LEADERSHIP & GOVERNANCE - Restructure our leadership and how we function as an organization.
  • RESTRUCTURE SUNDAYS - Restructure our leadership and how we function as an organization.
  • COMMUNICATIONS - Communicate differently and utilize multiple avenues.
  • YOUNGER OPPORTUNITIES - Engage Youth, Young Adults, and Families by offering more programs and events to meet their needs and wants.
  • COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS - Connect with the community around us through strategic partnerships and new initiatives.
  • LEARNING AND SPIRITUAL GROWTH - Provide more opportunities for learning and spiritual growth through more choices while we build and strengthen small groups.

     Click on the links below to connect to key documents which we are using to engage our people and move forward as a congregation with the help of God.