Vision 20/20

Vision 20/20 Team Shares Proposed Mission, Vision, Values (MVV)

On Sunday, May 21, 2017, the Vision 2020 team shared the proposed draft of the Mission, Vision, and Values for Highland. The draft is the result of a year-long process that has included over 40 listening sessions involving more than 350 Highlanders. The 1,300 comments from these sessions were analyzed into themes (Click here to view comments). The writing process involved a retreat with staff and deacon chair and vice chair. Since then, the team has been involved in hours of discernment, drafting, and revision. We’ve sought additional feedback from staff as well as convened a focus group of Highlanders. The draft presented is a product of that work and can be found at the link below. Before reading the draft, we ask you to please read the “Points to Consider” document, as it will help you understand how the MVV document works.

Click here for Points to Consider document.

Click here for Mission, Vision, and Values document.

Vision 20/20 Thank You and Next Steps

The Vision 20/20 Team would like to express our deep gratitude for the support and participation of the congregation throughout this process. We appreciate your active involvement in our presentation on Sunday. It was a wonderful to hear all the conversation surrounding the MVV document.

On Sunday, we asked you all to consider whether the proposed drafted of the Mission, Vision, and Values was in “the strike zone” or not. Remember, we are pitching these to you so a strike is good. We are excited to report that approximately 95% of you reported that this draft was a strike.

The team has meet and discussed these results. Given the high rate of approval, we feel good about moving forward with a vote on Sunday, June 4. This will be a ballot vote during all services.

In next week’s newsletter, we will respond to the questions we have received. These were good, thoughtful questions, many of which we’ve wrestled with extensively as a team. If you have additional questions about the process or product, please feel free to contact a member of the Vision 20/20 team: Kathy Belcher, Ryan Davis, Allison Keenan, Bruce Maples, Nina Maples, Kim Waters, and Fran White.