The Vision Implementation Team is assembled and the group met for their first meeting on Tuesday February 18th. The team will meet again on Wednesday, March 18th at 4:30pm. The implementation team is comprised of the following people:
Andrew Heil, staff liaison
The team is accountable to the Board of Elders to oversee, nurture, and evaluate the ministry initiatives of HMC within the framework of our vision: a church engaged, a community healed, a world transformed. The team will serve as an incubator for new ideas that you are passionate about and are aligned with our vision. Reach out to any member of the team to share ideas, grab lunch or coffee, or just get to know each other better. Copies of the Home is…Vision Booklet are available in the church office or for download at homemoravian.org.
Background and resources
Since the fall of 2018, the “Home Is…” Visioning Team has been listening faithfully to the congregation and gathering information through meetings, presentations, and discussions. Throughout this time, we have been open to the guidance of the Holy Spirit as we discerned God’s vision for our church.
On Jan. 5, the "Home Is..." team presented its findings, recommendations and ideas at a congregational luncheon.
- Read the "Home Is... Vision" booklet below. You can also download a copy.
- See the team's Jan. 5 presentation slides.
- Read a weekly Vision Meditation (through Ash Wednesday 2020) by one of the visioning team members.
- Do You Have a Vision of our Mission? Read Pastor Ginny Tobiassen's February Home to Home article.
We give thanks for everyone who has participated in our congregational visioning process, whether by attending events, sharing hopes and dreams for our future, or through prayer.
If you have any questions about Home Is, please reach out to any member of the visioning team.
Betsy Bombick, co-chair; Kirk Sanders, co-chair; Peggy Dodson; Karla Fisher; Gil Frank; Carmine Mann; Dana Myers; David Piner; Steve Strawsburg; Laura Watson
March 2019: Home is… Jesus, Still Lead On
Last fall, Home Moravian Church began a congregational Visioning Process (Strategic Planning) in partnership with the Center for Congregational Health, a ministry of Wake Forest Baptist Health’s FaithHealth Division.
Through a series of congregational discussions, we have been exploring some of our most meaningful moments, learning from local leaders about the existing needs of our community, and imagining new ways to use our gifts and resources, as people of faith, to build community with our neighbors and with each other.
On Sunday, March 17, immediately following worship, we will continue working together, connecting our strengths and discerning a shared vision for the future of our life and ministry. Lunch and childcare will be provided.
Contact the church office for more information – 336-722-6171
What Brought us Together: Sharing some of our most meaningful moments
Community Forum: Learning from local leaders about the existing needs of our community
Exploring our Assets: Imagining new ways to use our gifts and resources, as people of faith, to build community with our neighbors and with each other. Document covers ideas generated and potential actions, plus a sorted list of all the assets mentioned.
Home Moravian Church began a congregational Visioning Process (Strategic Planning) in September 2018 in partnership with the Center for Congregational Health, a ministry of Wake Forest Baptist Health’s FaithHealth Division. Through a series of congregational discussions, we continue to explore the history, present, and future of our congregation.
There are many opportunities for each of us to engage and to participate in this process as we together chart a vision for the future of our community’s mission and ministry.
Upon completion of this process, members of the leadership team will submit a final report to the congregation that will address the following areas:
- Clarification of our unique mission, values and vision for outreach and ministry
- Areas of focus to build upon our current strengths and assets
- Discussion of future mission and ministry opportunities
- Ministry goals and action plans to guide the congregation in fulfilling its calling during the next 3-5 years
Home is… all of us. And that means you too! We look forward together in faith that Christ will show us what it means to follow him.
Where Are We Now? A Presentation on the Southern Province By David Guthrie
The Essentials of the Ancient Unity by Craig D. Atwood
An Historical Perspective of Moravian Congregations by Craig D. Atwood
Rethinking Mission: Meeting People Where They Are by Rusty Rushing
20 and Something by David H. Kim
Guess Who's Coming: A Case for Reconciliation by Russ May
How Many Moravians Does it Take to Change a Doctrine? by Frank Crouch
Children and Youth Ministries Assessment Report for Home Moravian Church (PDF) by Ministry Architects
Ministry Architects Update: April 2018 by Scott Rhodes
Moravian Witness in Winston-Salem by Bill J. Leonard
The Leading Edge: Space Matters by James P. Wind
Traditioned Innovation: A Biblical Way of Thinking by C. Kavin Rowe
How Serving Its Community Transformed A Dwindling Church by Joey Johnson Mork
How Millenials Gather (PDF) by Stephanie Paulsell
Generation Z: Your Questions Answered by Barna Research
Church is What We Create with Each Other by Erin O. White
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Guidelines for Biblical Interpretation by the Moravian Interprovincial Faith & Order Commission