Immanuel Lutheran Church
As a community of faith, Immanuel Lutheran Church is shaped by unique values:
- Your story matters. Everyone has a value, purpose, and something to give
- Serving our community and world
- Telling the Good News of Christ: unconditional love, grace, forgiveness
- Connecting and experiencing God through others
- God lives with us. God is among us.
How did we come up with the Strategic Plan?
- 119 people completed the Church Assessment (Tool) roughly 79% of the Sunday worship attendance.
- 98 People were interviewed by the Kairos Consultant, Kristin Wiersma
- We held a neighborhood forum-so we were able to listen to the needs of our neighbors.
- The Church Council & Strategic Planning Team met with Kristin Wiersma and developed the plan.
Engaging those around us. Serving our neighbor. Working together to make a difference in the community.
- Become full partner with Missoula Interfaith Collaborative (MIC)
- Engage with one of MIC’s initiatives
- Connect with neighborhood schools, Missoula Manor with assistance of MIC
- Join with other churches for city-wide youth ministry
- Quarterly service activities across all generations
- Stay connected with Five Valleys Senior Ministry
Faith formation. Telling & sharing stories. Nourishing worship. Deepening relationships across all generations.
- Launch short term, small group opportunities
- Implement ways to help members share faith connections, how we are impact lives in the community and world!
- Research intergenerational model of faith formation
- Collaborate with other churches for faith formation opportunities
- Assess worship practices and resources
Develop a stewardship culture that fosters clarity, unity, leadership development & impact. Assess building accessibility & current governance structures
- Implement capital appeal to make our building more accessible and welcoming
- Volunteer training connecting members by spiritual gifts to other opportunities
- Review strategic plan and align staffing with goals and resources
- Tell and share stories about the impact of Immanuel ministries
- Narrow focus of giving, benevolence & service to make a bigger impact.