Strategic Planning

FUMC Ann Arbor Strategic Planning

On February 23, 2019, about 75 people gathered to begin identifying what we want to focus on for the next 3-5 years. There was great energy and excitement about the future of our church. We came up with three broad strategic priorities. After the recent General Council decision regarding LGBTQ+ inclusion, Leadership Council voted to create a fourth strategic priority.

So, our priorities for the next 3-5 years are:

Develop a sustainable resource model for managing assets (buildings and people) and running the church operation;

#2. OUTREACH (leader Ted Brokaw)
Grow the size of our faith community with an external focus on new ways of marketing, branding, communicating, advertising, spreading our story beyond the church walls and inviting others to join us;

#3. ENGAGEMENT (co-leaders Lynne & James Pauer)
Deepen the engagement and commitment of people internal to our church by establishing a path and a system into which people can and do plug into the faith community.

#4. WAY FORWARD (co-leaders Carrie Throm and Rick Miller)
Determine our local church’s way forward in terms of continued affiliation with the UMC.

The four work teams are already rolling up their sleeves! So, if you’re willing to spend some time this spring with a group of creative and dedicated church people to help shape the future of our church, please consider signing up to be on one of the four work teams. Follow this link to sign up:

Participating in this effort is a commitment that will truly have a lasting impact on our church and our ministries to all of God’s people. Please join us!