Church Council – August 2017

Church Council Updates

In August, the Church Council did not have a formal meeting. Action items and issues were shared amongst Council members during the month.  The attached August summary show an update to our scorecard information as well as our 90-day “Rocks” (which are quarterly objectives), and our open actions and issues.

Resurrection Life Lutheran Church Council Meeting – 2017_08_28

Vision/Traction Organizer (10-Year Plan)

Mission & Plans

Over the past 2 years, we have talked about doing a Ministry Assessment. In God’s perfect timing, we were blessed to have a couple Grace In Action consultants, who work with other WELS congregations, come in mid-March 2017 to work with our Church Council leaders for a weekend. They introduced us to the “Vision/Traction Organizer (VTO)”

So what is this VTO?

  • Strategic Planning Process
  • Help better understand our Church Mission
  • Put vision into plan to help us know where we are going and how we will get there

Vision/Traction Organizer is built on our Core Values:

  • WORSHIP…. Worshiping the Lord
  • CONNECT….. Connecting with God & Other through studying his word
  • SERVE…using our abilities and time
  • GIVE….Giving Generously
  • SHARE…Sharing the Good News of Jesus

Vision/Traction Organizer helps us focus on these Core Mission items:

  • To win and nurture souls for Christ

Our Niche as a church (what makes us unique):

  • Ministry from birth to Grade 8 (Think of Monkey Junction and the Early Childhood Ministries, along with our preschool and Elementary school)
  • We also prayerfully provide spiritual growth from cradle to grave

Vision/Traction Organizer outlines the following:

  • Building a 10-Year TARGET….(where do we want to be in 10 years)
  • Connects to a 3-Year PICTURE…..(where do we need to be at in 3-years)
  • Links to a 1-Year PLAN…. (where should be be in 1-year)

Vision/Traction Organizer is broken out into these 5 areas:

  • NURTURE…..We want to increase our members to be active in worship, connecting to God’s word, serving, and giving
  • EVANGELISM…..We want to excel in outreach….sharing our faith with others
  • SCHOOL….We want a sustainable, and growing/expanding school
  • FACILITIES…..We been discussing the past couple years about improvements to our facilities and possibility growing beyond our dual site
  • COLLABORATION….So much of our ministry here in Rochester community can be strengthen by working with other area WELS church

In addition to the 1-Year plan, we have broken down our objectives into Quarterly Rocks.  So at each Church Council meeting, we will discuss and review our 90-day objectives in our plan. This will help us get “Traction” with our “Vision”

Attached is the formal VTO document.

VTO – Rochester, MN — Resurrection.Life — 2017_07_18

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

Ephesians 3:20,21

Resurrection and Life Lutheran Core Values

Mission & Plans

What are “Core Values”? 

The core values of our congregation are those values we hold which form the foundation on the mission of our church here in Rochester. We have an entire universe of values, but some of them are so primary, so important to us that through out the changes in society, government, politics, and technology they are STILL the core values we hold firm.

We have outlined 5 key ministry focus areas there at Resurrection and Life Lutheran. These are items which we share with new member as they join our congregation.

1.) Worship…pretty straight forward…focus on public worship here at Resurrection and Life.

2.) Connect…connecting with God and others as we study His Word (think bible classes, Faith Night, and even School)

3.) Service…use our ability and time to serve the Lord

4.) Give…give generously, thankfully, joyfully to the Lord for everything he has blessed us as well as continuous his work here in Rochester.

5.) Share…sharing our faith …good new of Jesus with others in our life

In our weekly Newsletter and various other communications, you will see the following banners. This will help tie back all the various ministries and activities at Resurrection and Life.

WORSHIPWorshiping the Lord

CONNECT

Strengthening by connecting with God & others through the study of his Word

SERVE

Serving the Lord with our abilities & time

GIVE

Giving generously

SHARE

Sharing our faith and the good news of Jesus Christ

Master Site Plan: Life Campus (2010)

Mission & Plans

In 2010, we chose to reach out in a new area of Rochester. God blessed us to open our Life Campus at 4500 60th Ave NW.

Attached below is a full view of the Master Site Plan at the Life Campus. The existing section is in brown on the two pictures on the right side. The white shaded areas are preliminary views of what could be potentially added in the future.

Building Plan with Church