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Strategy teams of vestry and lay leadership
                                                                                                                                                 spent the next year creating a high level
                                                                                                                                                 framework of these key strategies
                                                                                                                                                 blueprints for the next 5-10 years.
      Imagni                                                          … to Reality                                             In February 2017, we began working with a consultant group to turn




                                   who we are…where we're going                                                                     those blueprints ito an actionable plan. They’ve been doing the following:

                                                                                                                                    •  Large group visioning and knowledge transfer (sta+vestry)



                                   After our 75th Anniversary,                     We asked our community to
                                   to discern God’s continued call  Imagn
                  C E L E B R A T I N G                                                                                             •  Individual ministry meetings with the consultant to determine
                                   we entered a season of listening
               1939           2014                                                                                                      current status and future needs
                                   for St. John the Divine.                        what God’s best might be.
                   7 5   Y E A R S                                                                                                  •  Top church leadership strategy meetings
                                                                                                                                    •  Formation of sta strategy teams

                                                                                                                                    •                Combined sessions with sta and vestry strategy teams

                  God spoke through              From these inputs we found guiding purposes:                                                         to transfer knowledge and input
                   over 450 inputs





                                                                                                                                   Moving forward,

                                                                                                                                   your vestry will                                      Your clergy and sta will then
                                                  Transform               Equip             Mobilize                               review the                                            determine what needs to occur
                                                      Lives              People             Everyone
                                                                                                                                   consultant's report                                   in 2018 to begin to make our

                                                                                                                                   and begin to chart                                    collective imagination a reality.

                                                                                                                                   a path forward.
                  and some key strategies

                 •  Equipping people for lives of unceasing prayer and vibrant worship
                                                                                                                                  This fall, your church hopes to turn process to plan; imagination to reality.

                                                                                                                                      We can’t wait to share with you God’s future for St. John the Divine.

                                                                                                                                   For, as promised in Ephesians, it truly is more than we can ask or imagine.
                 •  Teaching the scripture to all

                 •  Responding to and providing for the needs of families of all types

                 •  Challenging everyone to find their purpose                                                                      You can experience two ways we are already living God’s future today:

                     and to live their faith in the world
                                                                                                                                                                                      Come to the Taste of the Summit
                                                                                                                                    Visit the all new SJD.org, and
                                                                                                                                                                                      at 10 am today in the Hall Life
                                                                                                                                    experience new tools for our
                          This is not new! These things have been part of our DNA                                                                                                     Center: a preview of the Global
                                                                                                                                    community on our brand new
                  since our founding. God is not calling St. John the Divine to the new,                                                                                              Leadership Summit coming
                                                                                                                                    fully responsive website.
                             but is calling us to reach deeper and grow broader.                                                                                                      here August 10-11.

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