STRATEGIC PLAN UPDATE

STRATEGIC PLAN UPDATE

STRATEGIC PLAN UPDATE

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WELCOMING ALL - PART I

WELCOMING ALL – OUTREACH 1/A

 Offer a Mass experience in a non-traditional, community-based location

To provide a Catholic Mass experience to the community-at-large. To get out of the church & into the community. At least once by 8/31/19 Father Mark


WELCOMING ALL – OUTREACH 2/A 

Create a campaign of social media and TV commercials including and IMC Plan

To highlight the “good news”, energy and activities within the OMOS and St. Michael’s Parishes to the community-at-large. Complete Plan by 12/1/18; implementation in 2019.

John McGrath Amy Bradley


WELCOMING ALL – OUTREACH 4/A

 Create a collaboration initiative with other churches in the area through concerts, book clubs and other shared events

Reduce the isolation of the OMOS and St. Michael’s Parishes and the Catholic Community at-large in Johnstown. At least one event in CY 2018-2019. Parish Council John Skelley


WELCOMING ALL – OUTREACH 5/A 

Encourage “volunteer teams” (with matching apparel) to work at local charitable events

Coordinate with Leadership Team for event direction & integration in annual calendar of events. Ongoing & continuous. Julie Sheehan Mary Ed


WELCOMING ALL – SUNDAY EXPERIENCE 1/B

 Develop methods to assure we know who our new people are: cards, badges, welcome message and kits & etc.

Assure that all new members and visitors receive a personal welcome to the Parish and a personal connection to the Church. Methods in place by 1/1/19. Anne DiFrancesco,  

Cathy Vigna, Audrey Schafer


WELCOMING ALL – SUNDAY EXPERIENCE 2/B

 Assure the church infrastructure can support the future programming changes

Develop a data-gathering team– what do we need to know? What are the sought after improvements and what are the costs? 6/30/19. Ken Salem, Music Director,  Director of Pastoral Affairs Tony Campagna


WELCOMING ALL – SUNDAY EXPERIENCE 3/B

Develop a year-long message series based on 4-to-6-week topics

Implementation of Message Series. 10/1/18. Father Mark & Message Series team


WELCOMING ALL – SUNDAY EXPERIENCE 4/B   

Develop a transportation disability plan

Create Working Group to complete detailed needs analysis. 6/30/19.Parish Council John Skelley


WELCOMING ALL – EVENTS  1/C 

Establish a facilities and capital team

Develop a data-gathering plan to determine what has been done to date and what is planned. Recommendations Presented by 6/30/19. Ken Salem Tony Campagna, Music Director, Director of Pastoral Affairs


WELCOMING ALL – EVENTS  2/C 

Develop events based on message series

Connect the lives of the Parishioners with the Good News of the message series; create social and networking opportunities. Begin 10/1/18 & continue through CY 19. Director of Pastoral Affairs & Message Series Team


WELCOMING ALL – EVENTS  3/C 

Utilize communication technology to improve the coordination of volunteer efforts

Volunteer efforts and opportunities that are widely-advertised and fully-staffed with different Parishioners; Getting new people involved. Technology solutions recommendations by 3/31/19. Director of Pastoral Affairs


WELCOMING ALL – HOSPITALITY  1/D 

Identify ways to measure how well our volunteer Sunday experience efforts are working

A high level of comfort and predictability that our efforts are working & that all parishioners feel welcomed & accepted. 8/31/19. Cathy Vigna Audrey Schafer Jess Smith


WELCOMING ALL – HOSPITALITY  2/D

Ensure that each church event has a welcoming orientation

Develop and implement a formal policy on welcoming activities and messages. Policy by 3/31/19; Implementation thereafter. Father Mark Director of Pastoral Affairs Jess Smith


WELCOMING ALL – HOSPITALITY   3/D

Funeral support

Develop a funeral support hospitality effort by working with the existing hospitality and funeral ministries teams. Plan by 1/31/19; Implementation thereafter. Diana Tyger Anne DiFrancesco Jeanne Pastorek Father Mark Jess Smith


WELCOMING ALL – HOSPITALITY  4/D 

New parishioner follow-up

Develop a personal outreach effort so that a person contacts parishioners after baptisms, wedding, funeral & etc. Recommendations by 3/31/19. Mary Beth Cartwright Joyce Dailey


WELCOMING ALL – HOSPITALITY  5/D 

More Hospitality Ministers

Create 10 more hospitality Ministers through personal invitation efforts by existing Hospitality ministers. Advent season 2018. Cathy Vigna Audrey Schafer Parish Council John Skelley


WELCOMING ALL – HOSPITALITY  6/D

Create sign-up and information station in the church

Create a kiosk in the back of the church with questions for new arrivals. Anne Di Francesco


WELCOMING ALL – YOUTH  1/E 

Create meeting space

Create “Youth Space” in the school or church that allows for specific youth-related programming & outreach. 10/1/18. Ken Salem LaDonna McCrary Joyce Dailey Cathy Vigna


WELCOMING ALL – YOUTH  2/E 

Conduct outreach in youth programs that are connected to the adult programming

Establish a committed youth outreach team. 10/1/18. LaDonna McCrary Father Mark


IGNITING ALL - PART II

IGNITING ALL – EVANGELIZATION 1/A

Encourage more participation

Track Participation in evangelization events: Alpha, Cursillo, Small Groups, Prayer Events, Etc. 12/31/18; ongoing quarterly reports thereafter. Karen Hoffman Julie Sheehan


IGNITING ALL – EVANGELIZATION 2/A

Coordinate the Alpha Program to the Diocesan Arise Program

Assure congruity with and support of the Diocesan program while at the same time continuing the Alpha efforts. 12/31/18; ongoing quarterly reports thereafter Tony Campagna Karen Hoffman Julie Sheehan


FORMING INTENTIONAL DISCIPLES - PART III

FORMING INTENTIONAL DISCIPLES – DISCIPLESHIP 1/A

Develop a “personal ask” program to build the various ministries

Father Mark meets each leader of each ministry to explain the importance and methods of “the Ask.” 2. Each ministry members will ask one new member to join their ministry. 4 th QTR 2018; ongoing quarterly reports thereafter 12/31/19 Progress check Father Mark Ministry Leaders


 

FORMING INTENTIONAL DISCIPLES – DISCIPLESHIP 2/A

Identify leaders (the “selfstarters”) who can facilitate the involvement of others

Create a means by which this plan becomes “self-sustaining” through the committed efforts of a “tipping point” of dedicated leaders and “do-ers” in the parish. 4th QTR 2018; ongoing quarterly reports thereafter 12/31/19 Progress check Director of Pastoral Affairs Leadership


FORMING INTENTIONAL DISCIPLES – DISCIPLESHIP 3/A

Assure continuous spiritual growth in the Parish

Create a professional development program for leaders that encourages spiritual growth. Work group convened by 12/31/18 Program presented by 3/31/19 Father Mark

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