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									Vision Passion Action

        Phase 2
     Implementation
VPA In Action
 History
   – 2005 Call to Conversation: 16 gatherings
   – 2006 Workgroups develop plans: Identity,
     Discipleship/Evangelism, Conflict
   – 2007 Phase 1: Developed Purpose, Goals &
     Guiding Principles
   – 2008+ Phase 2: Alignment - Determine how we
     live into our vision and guiding principles while
     making progress on goals.
How do we Align with our Purpose?

  Alignment with our vision will depend on 2
    things:
    – What we focus on
    – How we work together


   In January 2009 Synod Council met to
   consider these questions.
What we focus on

     GOALS
VPA Goals

 •   Identity
 •   Discipleship
 •   Evangelism
 •   Congregational Health
 •   Connections
             Focus
After review current synod activities, three
  potential priorities emerged:
  – Connections (lay leaders, congregations,
    conferences, ministries)
  – Healthy Leaders & Congregations
  – Faith Formation in congregations

Specific attention to each of these areas
 will build capacity for future efforts.
How we work together

  Relationships & Roles
Relationships: Old

          ELCA




          Synod




       Congregations
     Accompaniment
Accompaniment means
  walking together in solidarity,
  characterized by mutuality and
  interdependence.
In this walk we share gifts, experiences,
  and resources, but also advice and
  admonition that will assist both
  companions for expanding and
  deepening the capacity for ministry.
Relationships: New
Road to Relationship
Obstacles along the
Road to Relationship
Relationships
          Role Models


Localized                       Centralized
Activities coordinated   Activities coordinated
by members.              by synod.

Money goes from          Money goes through
congregations to         synod to ministries.
ministries.
              Roles


Localized                          Centralized




•No one place is better than another.
•Line moves with the needs and strength of synod
Weak Relationships & Roles


 Localized                     Centralized
 •Core functions not   •Big Brother
 adequately funded     •Little say in decisions
 •Flavor of the day    •Little accountability
 funding               •Feel out of touch
 •Synod dumping        •Vote with wallet
 responsibility on
 congregations
 •Congregations
 unsuppored
Strong Relationships & Roles


  Localized                           Centralized
  •Congregations choose        •Ministry support
  priorities & resource them   centralized and stable
  •Congregations               •Less need for ministries
  collaborate to meet          local fundraising
  emerging needs               •Less duplication of
  •Congregations feel          effort
  connected and supported      •More sharing across
  •People feel empowered       ministries
                               •Economies of scale
                               •People feel supported
         Next Steps

• Improve relationships within synod
  structure
• Strengthen conferences and clarify role
  of conference Deans
• Council make recommendations about
  changes to assembly in 2010.
• Will you accompany me?

								
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