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  • STRATEGIC PLAN

    Where there is no vision, the people will perish

    Proverbs 29:18

  • The Greek Orthodox

    Metropolis of San Francisco

    welcomes all people

    with joy, peace and love

    on their journey to theosis

    and salvation through

    churches that save, heal,

    preach the Gospel

    and guide the faithful.

  • Thank you for your interest in this vital element of our

    Metropolis as we attempt to offer more support and

    ministries to Parishes and the faithful within them and to

    provide a roadmap for the growth of the Church in the West.

    WELCOME WELCOME

  • OBJECTIVES FOR TODAY

    Provide an overview of the Metropolis Strategic Plan

    Offer a glimpse into the key plans (just a glimpse!)

    Answer questions you may have

  • Strategic planning is our process to define our direction (strategy) and allocate our resources to achieve our goals. It is just as useful

    for churches as for corporations and other organizations.

    WHAT IS STRATEGIC PLANNING?

    WHERE ARE

    WE NOW?

    WHY DO

    WE EXIST?

    WHERE DO WE

    WANT TO BE? HOW WILL WE GET

    THERE?

    THE STRATEGIC PLAN ANSWERS FOUR

    FUNDAMENTAL QUESTIONS:

  • HOW WAS THE PLAN DEVELOPED?

    STEP 1 July 2012

    Initial Strategic Planning Retreat in Phoenix, Arizona

    STEP 2 August - December 2012

    Task Force Conference Calls

    STEP 3 January 2013

    Strategic Planning Second Retreat in San Francisco, California

    STEP 4 February 2013

    Presentation of draft to Clergy Laity for Feedback and Consensus Building

    STEP 5 March 2013 February 2014

    Finalization of the Strategic Plan

    STEP 6 March 2014

    Implementation of the Strategic Plan throughout the Metropolis begins

  • WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?

    Church membership is declining

    Church sacraments are declining

    Church contributions are declining

    Church member spirituality is declining

    Church relevance is declining

    Church stewardship is declining

    Church disengagement by youth is increasing

    Church member deaths are increasing

    Church dependence on festivals and other

    fundraisers is increasing

    TIMES ARE CHANGING WITHIN CHRISTIAN CHURCHES ACROSS AMERICA

  • THE CHALLENGES WITHIN OUR METROPOLIS

    Youth Ministries (under 18 and 18-30 who are not totally connected to their faith)

    Inadequate Finances (for staff and ministries)

    Inadequate Resources (both human and physical)

    Inconsistent Lay Leadership and Education

    No Method to Measure Spiritual Development (from top down)

    Inadequate Communications (between Metropolis and Parishes and amongst Parishes)

    Size and Shape of the Metropolis

    Inadequate Communications (between Metropolis and Parishes and amongst Parishes)

    Significantly Understaffed Clergy (and undeveloped lay leaders)

    Lacking Effective Christian Stewardship

    Inadequate Continuing Clergy Education (ongoing development and continuous learning opportunities)

    Unbalanced

    (appreciation, interpretation and implementation of linguistic and cultural traditions)

  • Our Plan Will Help Us Meet These Challenges GOAL OF THE STRATEGIC PLAN

    To provide our Clergy and Parish/Ministry Leadership an

    array of Ministries, Programs and Services they can use to

    either introduce a new offering to their community, or

    expand/enhance one they are currently using.

  • ELEMENTS OF THE PLAN

    Mission Vision

    Values

    Focus Areas Strategic Goals Ministries, Programs and Services

  • OUR MISSION: PART 1

    PROCLAIM the Gospel of Christ,

    TEACH and spread the

    Orthodox Christian Faith,

    ENERGIZE, cultivate, and

    guide the life of the Church in

    the United States of America

    according to the Orthodox

    Christian Faith and Tradition.

    THE

    MISSION OF THE

    GREEK ORTHODOX

    ARCHDIOCESE IS TO

    Our Metropolis embraces the Mission of the

    Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

    as the foundation for our efforts.

  • SANCTIFIES the faithful

    through divine worship, especially

    the Holy Eucharist and other

    Sacraments.

    BUILDS the spiritual and ethical

    life of the faithful in accordance

    with the Holy Scriptures, Sacred

    Tradition, the doctrines and canons

    of the Ecumenical and local

    Councils, the canons of the Holy

    Apostles and the Fathers of the

    Church and of all other Councils

    recognized by the Orthodox Church.

    THE

    GREEK ORTHODOX

    CHURCH IN AMERICA:

    OUR MISSION: PART 2

  • As a beacon, carrier, and witness

    of the message of Christ.

    All persons who live in the United States of America through:

    Divine Worship

    Preaching

    Teaching

    Living of the Orthodox Christian Faith

    THE

    ARCHDIOCESE SERVES:

    OUR MISSION: PART 3

  • S Stewardship

    W Worship

    E Education

    E Evangelism

    P Philanthropic Outreach

    We will grow the Greek Orthodox Christian Church in the Western United States through Christ-centered:

    OUR SWEEP(ING) VISION

  • THE CORE VALUES OF OUR METROPOLIS

    Christ-centered

    Active participation in sacramental life

    Education

    Integrity, transparency & accountability

    Stewardship

    Outreach & Evangelism

    Inclusiveness & Engagement

    Courage

    Communications using all media

    Minister to all generations and strengthen

    our families & relationships

    Financial responsibility

  • TASK FORCES IDENTIFIED: 11 KEY FOCUS AREAS AND

    37 STRATEGIC GOALS

    Education | Dr. Eve Tibbs Liturgical Life | Fr. Steven Tsichlis Missions and Evangelism |

    Fr. Theodore Dorrance Philanthropic Outreach |

    Fr. Aris Metrakos Stewardship | Ted Vavoulis Youth | Dr. David Matty Wellness | Presvytera Donna Pappas

    Communications | Cliff Argue Finances | George Demos Metropolis Organization and Development | Archimandrite Apostolos Koufallakis

    Michael Syrengelas Parish Organization and Development | Greg Kyritsis

    OPERATIONAL TASK FORCES (13 goals)

    VISION TASK FORCES (24 goals)

    EACH TASK FORCE IS LED BY A COORDINATOR

  • OUR 37 STRATEGIC GOALS

    EACH STRATEGIC GOAL IS LED BY A CAPTAIN

    M & E Ministry in Each Parish

    Establish 5 New Parishes Parish Mentoring Process and Team

    MISSIONS & EVANGELISM

    Service Learning Training

    Signature Program in Each Parish

    Outreach Information Exchange

    PHILANTHROPIC OUTREACH

    Clergy Development Parish Council Development

    Core Curriculum

    EDUCATION

    Diaconate Program Liturgical Renewal Programs

    LITURGICAL LIFE

  • OUR 37 STRATEGIC GOALS

    Young Adult Focus Groups/Ministries

    Social Media and Skype Youth Programs Moms and Tots Youth Website Youth Participation Survey & Scorecard

    YOUTH

    Prepare Premarital Program Enrich Couples Program Parish Nurse Ministry DivorceCare Program Clergy Wellness Ministry

    WELLNESS

    Igniting the Flame of True Orthodox Stewardship Program

    Stewardship Ambassador In Each Parish Ambassadors Visitations

    STEWARDSHIP

  • OUR 37 STRATEGIC GOALS

    Metropolis Message & Value Proposition Strategic Communications Plan Pan-Orthodox Western Comm. Plan

    Metropolis Communications

    COMMUNICATIONS

    Standard Financial Reporting Metropolis Financial Assistance Program Metropolis Endowment

    FINANCES

    Parish Level Strategic Planning Process

    Inter-Parish Cooperation Council

    Parish Mentoring Process and Team

    PARISH ORG. & DEVELOPMENT

    Metropolis Staffing Enhancement

    Metropolis Council of Ministries Metropolis Leadership Development Plan

    METROPOLIS ORG. & DEVELOPMENT

  • Are Each of the 37 Goals Intended For Parish-Wide

    Implementations? No

    19 For Specialized Groups (Diaconate Program, Standard Financial Reports, Youth, Parish Council Development,

    Clergy Wellness, Enrich Couples, Outreach Information Exchange, etc.)

    9 Impact the entire Parish (Stewardship, Missions & Evangelism, Education, etc.)

    9 Metropolis-only Level (Communication Plans, Endowment Program, Metropolis Staffing, etc.)

    IMPACT OF OUR 37 GOALS

  • PARISH PRIORITIZATION

    To help guide the implementation, our Clergy recently completed a survey identifying which strategic goals were most important to their Parishes. The top-ranked goals are:

    "Prepare" Premarital Program

    Education Curriculum

    Missions and Evangelism Ministry in Each Parish

    Standardized Financial Reporting

    Igniting the Flame of True Orthodox Stewardship

    "Enrich" Couples Program

    Clergy Continuing Education

    Young Adult Focus Groups and Ministry

    Parish Council Development

    Parish - Level Strategic Planning

    Signature Philanthropic Outreach in Each Parish

  • STRATEGIC