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Sermon Series - Trinity Connects Her Community to Jesus
A mission statement, whether it be a church, a business, or an individual answers the following questions: "What do we do? Whom do we serve? How do we serve them?"
Over 350 man hours were associated with our strategic planning process. There was the on-line survey, on-site interviews with three focus groups, and two weekend working sessions with a strategic planning team to help Trinity produce a fifty-page strategic planning document which has been available to all the members of the congregation.
We have begun a series of messages to inform worshipers about the plan and to offer them the opportunity to interact with and ask questions of those who assisted in this planning process.
Sunday, November 11
Motivation--Answering the Question, "Why?"
Legitimately someone might inquire: "Why take all the time and go the expense of creating a strategic plan for Trinity?" In the short video clips we have attempted to offer some answers to the question: "Why?" Yet, someone might respond that it is about "Survival" -- If Trinity is unresponsive to declining school enrollment and membership the future is questionable. That answer is all about "US!" Another person might respond that it is about "Love" -- God's love connected us to Jesus, therefore in love we seek to connect others to Jesus. That answer is more about "THEM!" The question is: "US versus THEM?" or ”US and THEM?"