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St Paul's / San Pablo's Episcopal Church
1071 Pajaro St.
Salinas,California
 

Strategic Plan (English)

ST. PAUL’S / SAN PABLO -- Strategic Plan

 

Vision Statement

Saint Paul’s/San Pablo’s is an inclusive, vibrant, loving and diverse church family.  We will continue to practice and advocate our Christian faith and Episcopal traditions in service to each other and our Salinas Valley community.

Mission Statement

Recognizing and embracing the diversity of our congregation and the

Salinas Valley, Saint Paul’s/San Pablo’s mission is inclusive, inviting and welcoming all to celebrate and share our Christian faith and Episcopal tradition through worship, fellowship, and action.

 

VALUES

FAITH – our Episcopal faith and traditions with practices that reflect the teachings of Christ.

Understanding and Actively Practicing Christian Values

Open minds that welcome, accept, and actively participate

Practice Episcopal Liturgies

Spiritual Peace and Reflection

Seek and know Scripture and traditions of the Episcopal Church

FAMILY – recognize, value, welcome, care for, and support the Saint Paul’s/San Pablo family.

One congregation that is one in faith and diverse in language, culture, and traditions

Understand, accept, honor, respect and care for one another

Actively participate in ministry reflective of our faith and meet the spiritual needs of each other

COMMUNITY – we care for the Salinas Valley community and the Diocese of El Camino Real.

St. Paul’s/San Pablo reflects the Salinas Valley in diversity of language, culture, economics, and challenges

Sharing God’s love (and our Episcopal faith) in all of our ministries to meet the spiritual and personal needs of families and our community

Work with other organizations to advocate for and achieve social justice in our community


 

FAITH -- GOALS

A spiritual community rich in opportunities focused on assuring a full understanding and appreciation of our shared Christian faith and Episcopal traditions.

Develop and implement a range of vibrant services and educational opportunities that reflect the diversity of our congregation and respond to the spiritual needs of all our members.

 

FAITH -- OBJECTIVES

a.          Recruit parish members to serve on a worship committee and on an education committee. 

b.         Review our Education and Spiritual Formation ministries and ensure that opportunities are offered for age specific, intergenerational, multicultural, and all language groups represented in the congregation.

c.          Develop and offer spiritual education opportunities focused on both fully understanding and actively practicing our Christian faith and Episcopal traditions.

d.         Develop and offer scripture education opportunities to gain fuller understanding and appreciation of the meaning of the Bible.

e.          Hold educational forums to assist parish members to grow in their faith and in manners that respect our diversity – culture, age, language, personal and common needs.

f.            Provide liturgies that are inspiring and relevant.

g.          Provide an environment that recognizes, accepts, and honors the individual as well as the larger community preferences for worship and expressions of faith.

h.         Select a new rector committed to the goals, values, and objectives reflected throughout the Strategic Plan.


 

FAMILY – GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

GOAL

BECOME ONE FAMILY IN FAITH WITH APPRECIATION, RESPECT, AND SUPPORT OF OUR INDIVIDUAL CULTURAL, LANGUAGE, TRADITIONS, AND LIFE STYLE

OBJECTIVES

Organize regular opportunities for formal interaction among all members of the congregation with a focus on sharing cultural and worship traditions.

n  Once each year a single Sunday service will be organized and celebrated in the tradition of each of our three (3) current Sunday celebrations – 8am, 10am, noon.

n  The major celebrations of the Easter Vigil and the Bishop’s annual visit will incorporate elements of our current services traditions.

Organize regular opportunities for informal interaction among all members of the congregation with an opportunity for sharing cultural traditions.

n  Two community focused and/or fundraising events, one emphasizing Anglo traditions and the other emphasizing Hispanic traditions

n  Koinonia Dinners

n  Organize three (3) yearly opportunities to achieve a greater knowledge and appreciation of our diverse cultures and traditions – perhaps Living Room Conversation or similar format

Organize appropriate personal and professional support network opportunities for all members of the congregation

n  Families with young children / School age members / Single young adults

n  Older members of the congregation / Homebound members

n  Professions (e.g. musicians) / Language learning / Prayer Chain

GOAL

 

Develop an open atmosphere to encourage parish members to seek assistance when needed.

 

OBJECTIVE

 

Survey the parish to find out what needs are being met and what are not.

 

Determine what changes are needed in parish structures and personnel to meet the needs

 


 

 

FAMILY – GOALS AND OBJECTIVES (Continued)

GOAL

Develop strategies for congregational development, growth and incorporation (discipleship) that are inviting and welcoming to all.

OBJECTIVES

Examine who we are and where we come from (congregational mapping)

Identify neighborhoods and populations we want to connect with and develop strategies to do so.

Establish a new member ministry team

GOAL

With the support of the Diocese, identify a new Rector by late 2018

OBJECTIVES

Recruit a diverse search committee to begin the process for searching for a new bilingual, bicultural priest. 

Consult with the Diocese as to the process

Implement the search process

Identify a new rector no later than December 31, 2018

GOAL

Develop parish leadership with particular focus on cultural differences

OBJECTIVES

Provide bilingual training opportunities for parish members

Develop volunteer opportunities to parish members to gain leadership skills

Work with the diocese to ensure we are taking full advantage of the services and opportunities they provide for our support

GOAL

Foster generosity within the parish for gifts of time, talent, and treasure

OBJECTIVE

Determine parish financial and volunteer needs to grow and strengthen the parish

Develop a plan on how to fiscally fund parish needs and support the maintenance of our facility through fundraising, stewardship, and the time and talents of parish members.


COMMUNITY – GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

GOAL

 

Determine the desired direction of the parish in supporting community services

 

OBJECTIVE

 

Evaluate the current outreach programs and services to determine the effectiveness of those services and to ensure the parish supports these programs

 

GOAL

 

Seek ways to engage the community in our worship and programs

 

OBJECTIVE

 

Publicize the events and worship services to the community

 

Evaluate and revise as appropriate our use of social media for information and outreach

GOAL

Review and determine the continued relevance of all our outreach ministries

OBJECTIVES

 

Create a small committee to research and interview all our established ministries.

 

Identify current or new ministry opportunities that are inclusive of our diverse community.

Most all our ministry in the community is hands on ministry relevant to people’s needs, what are the opportunities for us to become involved in partnership with others to bring about greater social justice change in our community?

GOAL

Our church as a reflection of the diversity of language, culture, economics and challenges of the Salinas Valley.

 

                  OBJECTIVE

Ministries that try to meet the spiritual and personal needs of families and community as well as continuing advocacy for social justice.

 

GOAL

Select a new rector committed to the goals, values, and objectives reflected throughout the Strategic Plan.

                  OBJECTIVE

Develop a thorough job description of the ideal priest to ensure applicants are aware of our needs and desires.

 

Develop a parish profile.

 


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