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									                                 St. John the Forerunner Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church
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             Vision:
                       Heaven on earth

             Mission:

               It is the will of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit to join Heaven and earth. In worship,
              we praise the Most Holy Trinity. In our disciplined lives, we follow in the footsteps of
             the martyrs and all the saints made perfect. Through our fellowship, we seek to love one
                   another as Christ loves us, that all men may know we are His disciples. In our
              evangelistic and other outreach work, we share the love of the Most Holy Trinity with
                                              the people of Central Texas.
                      Holy Prophet and Forerunner John, our Patron and Protector, pray for us.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Responsible
Strategic Focus             Strategy                             Goal                                  Tactic                                     Objective                         Milestone or Metric              Due Date             Party


                                                 1.1. We foster full participation in
                                                 divine services by providing
                                                 education, resources and support.
                                                 Our goal is to enable all children,                                           1.1.1.1. Implement age-appropriate
                  1.0. In our worship, we praise youth, and adults to participate in     1.1.1. Worship resources are          congregational texts for the Divine Liturgy,
   Worship        the Most Holy Trinity.         the services as fully as possible.      provided                              Orthros, and Vespers.                             Congregational texts available       July 2006          Bob Bennett
                                                                                         1.1.2. Educational opportunities to
                                                                                         enhance learning about the divine     1.2.2.1. Develop video instructional services,    Each instructional service
                                                                                         services are implemented              i.e., the Divine Liturgy, Vespers and Orthros.    available                            July 2007       Fr. Dcn. Basil Long

                                                   1.2. We enhance the quality of        1.2.1. Those with vocations to holy
                                                   divine services by identifying        orders or those who have gifts for
                                                   talented people and helping them      chanting or music are identified
                                                   to use their gifts.                   and their gifts developed           1.2.1.1. Develop a chanter training program         Training program developed           July 2009         Head Chanter
                                                                                                                             1.2.1.2. Sponsor an annual chanting workshop        Chanting workshop offered. %
                                                                                                                             that is mandatory continuing education for          of chanters attending
                                                                                                                             chanters.                                           workshop.                            July 2007         Head Chanter
                                                                                                                             1.2.1.3. Sponsor semiannual choir workshop
                                                                                                                             that is mandatory continuing education for choir    Choir workshop offered. % of
                                                                                                                             members.                                            choir attending workshop.            Aug/Feb             Josie Long
                                                                                                                             1.2.1.4. Develop a children's choir to sing at
                                                                                                                             designated services                                 Children's choir implemented      December 2005          Josie Long
                  2.0. In our disciplined lives,
                  we follow in the steps of the                                                                             2.1.1.1. Foster annual participation in Parish
                  martyrs and all the saints       2.1. We embrace the fundamental       2.1.1. Age-appropriate educational Life Conferences (e.g., Creative Arts and            Parishioners participate in PLC
  Discipline      made perfect (Jn 17:20-25).      disciplines of Orthopraxis.           opportunities are offered          Oratorical Festivals)                                activities                             April        Fr. Aidan Wilcoxson
                                                                                                                            2.1.1.2. Conduct gender-specific retreats for
                                                                                                                            spiritual growth                                     Retreats begin                       Annually       Fr. Aidan Wilcoxson

                                                                                                                               2.1.1.3. Videotape classes on Orthodox                                                                Inreach Committee -
                                                                                                                               traditions, e.g., prosphora-baking, Paschal       Classes videotaped and made                         Subdeacon Thomas
                                                                                                                               eggs, making koliva.                              available                         February 2006         Wilson, Chair
                                                                                                                               2.1.1.4. Mentor young adults in the
                                                                                                                               administrative life of the parish, e.g., parish   Young adult elected to parish
                                                                                                                               council activities                                council                           February 2007         Vicki Jones

                                                                                         2.1.2. We develop Church School 2.1.2.1. Provide annual opportunities to
                                                                                         teachers so that Orthopraxis is interested Church School teachers for                                                                         Church School
                                                                                         taught to our children          Archdiocese preparation                                 Increased number of teachers        September         Superintendent

                                                                                     2.2.1. The parish has an organized
                                                   2.2. We are good stewards of what and focused approach to financial         2.2.1.1. Plan and conduct capital campaign to
                                                   God has given us                  responsibilities and growth               implement master site plan                        Capital campaign begins           September 2005       Parish Council
                                                                                     2.2.2. A new temple is built, to His      2.2.2.1. Engage architect for construction        Architect contracted for
                                                                                     glory                                     drawings                                          construction drawings              October 2005        Parish Council
                                                                                                                               2.2.2.2. Engage contractor for construction of
                                                                                                                               new temple                                        Contractor engaged                November 2005        Parish Council
                                                                                                                               2.2.2.3. Pavilion funded and erected              Pavilion in use                    January 2006        Parish Council
                                                                                                                               2.2.2.4. Temple construction underway             Temple completed                    June 2006          Parish Council

                                                                                         2.2.3. The Strategic Plan remains 2.2.3.1. Review and revise the Strategic Plan         Plan reviewed and revised                            Strategic Planning
                                                                                         aligned with our vision and mission annually                                            each year                           June 2006        Committee Chair




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Responsible
Strategic Focus                Strategy                             Goal                                   Tactic                                   Objective                           Milestone or Metric           Due Date             Party

                                                                                              2.3.1. Godparents and sponsors       2.3.1.1. Implement program for godparents and                                                      Inreach Committee -
                                                     2.3. We furnish support to those         know their role and responsibilities sponsors, including small group classes in    Godparent/sponsor program                            Subdeacon Thomas
Discipline (cont.)                                   new to and in the faith                  to those new in the faith.           homes.                                        implemented                           Fall 2007          Wilson, Chair

                                                                                              2.3.2. Inquirers and catechumens
                                                                                              have a structured opportunity to
                                                                                              learn and interact with Orthodox    2.3.2.1. Implement Orthodoxy 101 for inquirers
                                                                                              Christians in an informal setting   and new catechumens                            Orthodoxy 101 implemented            Spring 2006         Bob Bennett
                                                                                                                                  2.3.3.1. Finalize package contents for adults
                                                                                                                                  and children (age-appropriate, e.g., prayer
                                                                                              2.3.3. We ensure catechumens        rope, prayer book, incense, censer, charcoal,                                                       Inreach Committee -
                                                                                              have an Orthodox starter set, to    icon, subscription to Again or Word magazine, Orthodox starter set contents                         Subdeacon Thomas
                                                                                              facilitate their prayer life.       Orthodox Bible).                               finalized                             Fall 2006          Wilson, Chair
                                                                                              2.3.4. We develop a First Year
                                                                                              Program to monitor progress and
                                                                                              develop of newly baptized and
                                                                                              chrismated through their first                                                         First Year Program developed
                                                                                              calendar year in parish.            2.3.4.1. Develop First Year Program.               and implemented                   Fall 2008       Fr. Dcn. Basil Long
                     3.0. In our fellowship, we
                     seek to love one another as
                     Christ loves us, that all men                                                                                 3.1.1.1. Develop fellowship opportunities using                                                    Inreach Committee -
                     may know that we are His        3.1. We encourage fellowship             3.1.1. We celebrate our lives in the the "Soup and Saints" model, to encourage         One regularly scheduled                          Subdeacon Thomas
   Fellowship        disciples (Jn 13:34-35).        through a number of activities.          Most Holy Trinity together.          education and fellowship                          opportunity implemented          June 2006           Wilson, Chair
                                                     3.2. We build our community
                                                     through activities for specific groups   3.2.1. We support an active         3.2.1.1. Develop a five-year plan and submit to Women's group strategic plan                          Women's Group
                                                     of parishioners                          Women’s group.                      the parish council.                             submitted to council                 Fall 2006          President

                                                                                              3.2.2. We implement a men's                                                                                                          Outreach Committee
                                                                                              service group.                      3.2.2.1. Develop men’s service group.              Men' group established         September 2006 - David Brown, Chair

                                                                                              3.2.3. We foster an active youth    3.2.3.1. Implement St. John chapter of Teen        Teen SOYO chapter                                Fr. Aidan Wilcoxson
                                                                                              group.                              SOYO                                               implemented                    September 2007     and Youth Advisor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Youth Group
                                                                                                                                  3.2.3.2. Develop a five-year plan and submit to Youth Group strategic plan                              Advisor and
                                                                                                                                  the parish council.                             submitted to council                April 2008            President
                                                     3.3. We use pilgrimages as an
                                                     opportunity for worship, orthopraxis, 3.3. We engage in parish               3.3.1.1. Attend parish life conferences as a
                                                     and fellowship                        pilgrimages at least annually          group                                              El Paso PLC attended             June 2006       Fr. Aidan Wilcoxson




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Responsible
Strategic Focus             Strategy                           Goal                                 Tactic                                  Objective                        Milestone or Metric            Due Date             Party
                   4.0. In our evangelistic and                                                                           4.1.1.1. Participate in the Greater Austin
                   other outreach work, we                                                                                Council of Orthodox Churches, to plan and
                   share the love of the Most                                          4.1.1. Pan-Orthodox instructional deploy semiannual community events featuring
Evangelistic and   Holy Trinity with the people of 4.1. We provide evangelistic        and evangelistic events are        nationally known Orthodox
Other Outreach     Central Texas.                  opportunities for Central Texas.    regularly offered to the community speakers/musicians/monastics                   Community events begin              Fall 2008           Rick Kelly
                                                   4.2. We approach evangelism and                                        4.2.1.1. Evangelism and mission plan, schedule
                                                   other outreach in a planned and     4.2.1. Evangelism and mission      and budget are developed and submitted to the Evangelism and Mission Plan
                                                   organized way                       work is planned and scheduled      Parish Council                                 submitted                          June 2006            Dan King
                                                                                       4.3.1. Meet increasing information
                                                 4.3. We improve parish                needs through enhanced
                                                 communication through more            technology and administrative      4.3.1.1. Revisit enhanced technology and
                                                 efficient use of technology           tools                              administrative software assessment.            Review completed                 September 2005      Chris Falkowski
                                                                                                                          4.3.1.2. Implement a web-based parish
                                                                                                                          management software system that includes
                                                                                                                          visitor contact and outreach management        System implemented                 March 2006        Chris Falkowski
                                                                                                                          4.4.1.1 Provide a detailed business plan and
                                                                                                                          schedule for bookstore development and
                                                 4.4. We support Christ the            4.4.1. The parish supports         advertising; promotion includes as a local
                                                 Lightgiver Bookstore.                 bookstore activities               gathering spot                                 Plan developed                      Fall 2006       Rdr. Mark Trainer
                                                                                                                          4.5.1.1. Conduct a community needs
                                                 4.5. We give back to the              4.5.1. Our parish is a good        assessment with Cedar Park officials and        Community needs
                                                 community                             corporate citizen                  organizations                                   assessment completed               Fall 2007           Dan King
                                                                                                                          4.5.1.2. Determine parish contribution to the   Community program or activity
                                                                                                                          community                                       determined                       Winter 2007           Dan King
                                                                                                                                                                          Community program or activity
                                                                                                                          4.5.1.3. Implement program or activity          implemented                      Spring 2008           Dan King
                                                                                                                          4.5.1.4. Evaluate community satisfaction with   Community program
                                                                                                                          the parish's contribution                       satisfaction evaluated             Fall 2008           Dan King
                                                                                                                          4.5.1.5. Consider expanding parish services     Community program
                                                                                                                          outside of Cedar Park                           expansion considered             Spring 2009           Dan King




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                                                                  Status Report_Template



Worship (8)

Latias served                Master Plan Complete               Congregational texts available Church van implemented         Each instructional service presented



Chanting workshop offered.   Choir workshop offered.            Children's choir implemented




Discipline (19)
                                                               Semester length program          Parishioners participate in
Rule of prayer available     Printed version of rule published begins                           PLC activities                Retreats begin



                                                                Young adult elected to parish   Teen SOYO chapter             Library plan developed and includes
Scholarship fund implemented Classes offered                    council                         implemented                   required elements


Library plan presented and   Mortgage moved to a                                                Architect contracted for
approved by Parish Council   commercial financial institution   Capital campaign begins         building plans                Temple completed



Plan reviewed and revised    Godparent/sponsor program          Orthodox starter set contents   First Year Program
each year                    developed                          finalized                       developed and implemented



Fellowship (8)
                                                                One regularly scheduled         Patronal feast day moved to Women's group strategic plan
Changes implemented          Parish meals sponsored             opportunity implemented         June 24th                   submitted to council



                             Planning for future youth group    Youth Group strategic plan
Men' group established       membership completed               submitted to council




Evangelistic and Other Outreach (22)
                             "Soup and Saints" attended by                                                                    Project Plan developed and submitted
Center developed             community members                  Feasibility study conducted     Classes offered               to Parish Council



Team formed                  Survey conducted                   Assessment completed            System implemented            Visitors packet implemented



Education opportunities      Solution developed and
implemented                  implemented                        Plan developed                  Budget presented              Labor hours determined



                                                                                           Program or activity
Charisms assessed            Support hired                      Needs assessment completed determined                         Program or activity implemented


Satisfaction evaluated       Consideration given


Status report: Strategic Plan completion % (D=57)                                         12%
[# milestones met/#       Worship:                Orthopraxis:                                  Fellowship:                   Evangelism/Other Outreach:
milestones)]*100                                         13%                              16%                           25%                                     5%




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                                           Status Report Instructions


Policy:
It is the responsibility of the person identified as the responsible party in the Strategic Plan worksheet
to determine monitoring methods for his or her assigned milestones and metrics. The monitoring
method is defined for the Parish Council upon request. The Strategic Plan Report Template is
completed by the last day of each month by the person identified as the responsible party in the
Strategic Plan worksheet. The report is then emailed to the Parish Council Secretary by COB the first
day of the following month. The Parish Council Secretary compiles the report for the monthly Parish
Council meeting. Responsible persons should be prepared to discuss activities and milestone
attainment at the Parish Council meeting.


Procedure:


1. Review the month's activities related to the relevant area of responsibility in the Strategic Plan.
2. Determine if milestones were met; document "Completed" and date of completion. Do not change
template formatting.
3. Document results in appropriate template location. Do not change template formatting.
4. Email the report to the Parish Council Secretary.
5. Parish Council Secretary compiles reports into a single monthly report.
6. Parish Council Secretary calculates percent complete.
7. Parish Council Secretary emails report to council members prior to the meeting,and includes report
in meeting materials.




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