​Strategic Plans


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​​In accordance with St. Johannes’ Constitution, St. Johannes Church Council began the process of formulating a strategic plan for the church on February 4, 2012.

The purpose of the strategic planning process, as set forth in the Constitution, was to “lead this congregation in stating its mission, to do long-range planning, to set goals and priorities and to evaluate its activities in light of its mission and goals.”

After many hours of discussion and work, Council has formulated the St. Johannes Strategic Plan as follows:

Our Vision

The St. Johannes vision of our church and church family is designed to become the foundation for our day-to-day decisions. The vision represents what we will achieve in the next two to three years. Our vision is designed to provide direction and inspiration for our congregation as we begin on this journey.

Our Values

St. Johannes’ values define how we view our relationships with our congregation, our neighbors, and the larger Church family. These values add structure and clarity in our day-to-day decisions and are the foundation for how we interact with each other in our congregation and how we present ourselves to our neighbors and the community at large.

Surrounding this pervasive value are...

Open-mindedness; Compassion; Commitment; Faith & Tolerance; Quality of Worship; and Service to Community.

Our Mission

St. Johannes’ mission statement communicates the direction and objectives of St. Johannes in support of our mission.

Our Objectives and Key Goal Categories

In support of our vision; in furtherance of our mission; and guided by our values, St. Johannes has begun execution of a strategic plan that accomplishes our objectives of Teaching Discipleship, Increasing our SJC Membership, Enhancing our Financial Soundness, Maintaining our Outreach Opportunities and Participation, Instituting a Coordinated Communication Plan, and Optimizing the Utilization of our Parsonage.

Six critical goal categories have been established in order to meet these objectives. Each critical goal category has been assigned a leader who has accepted accountability for executing the plans within each category. With that said, the success of the strategic plan and execution of the critical goal categories that formulate the basis for the strategic plan depends largely on the active involvement of the St. Johannes congregation at large.

Our strategic plan is bold and far reaching, and respects and builds upon the rich history of our Church, as we have been guided by the universal rule that we will never be greater than the vision that guides us. Congregational support and participation will allow St. Johannes to fulfill our vision.

The seven critical goal categories are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-driven (SMART). These goals are as follows:

1.  Teach Discipleship

2.  Increase our SJC Membership

3.  Enhance Financial Soundness

4.  Maintain our Outreach Opportunities and Participation

5.  Institute a Coordinated Communication Plan

6.  Optimize Parsonage Utilization

     We invite you to become involved in this very exciting process at St. Johannes!!

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Marc Williams

Email:  mw@charlestonbusinessbrokers.com