To contact the Our Next Chapter Exploration Team (ONCET), email them at ONCET at Southchurch.com
Update 5/29/19 ONCET recently hosted a congregation-wide action planning workshop for our future. It was a huge success with remarkably high attendance, generating actionable ideas driven by palpable energy for the future.
At this workshop, we received a presentation on the religious landscape, reviewed commentary from local community leaders, reviewed the congregation’s feedback to our draft vision and mission statements, presented our revised vision and mission statements, and discussed how to live into these statements in the years ahead.
We are thrilled to share our final vision and mission statements, to guide us in the years ahead:
Vision To boldly embody God’s love and compassion
Mission Following in the way of Jesus, we welcome all and actively nurture connections within and beyond our walls that bring meaning and joy in spiritual growth, fellowship, and service.
Click here for the religious landscape presentation, shared at our April workshop. Additionally, here is the question guide that helped us generate ideas which will advance our vision and mission. If you are interested in sharing your ideas but were unable to attend the workshop, please simply use this guide and submit your feedback to us at ONCET@southchurch.com.
We have collected all generated ideas from this workshop and organized them into an initial plan to guide us into the future. This will be a launch pad and is intended to evolve over time, allowing ample room for the Holy Spirit to move us and for many new ideas to emerge. We look forward to sharing this with you in the months ahead and embracing all of our talents to bring this plan to life. In the meantime, we will present a brief summary of the ONCET work and general next steps at our Congregational Meeting this Sunday.