04/18/17 The Vestry adopted a new mission statement. It is: Welcoming Everyone, Connecting with God, Building Community and Transforming Lives. We discussed Core Values and expect to announce them in May or June.
02/27/17 The SPI Committee met to discuss
12/xx/16 The first phase of the the framework has been completed. We have embarked on Phase 2 - A Celebration of Who We Are (Mission Vision and Values).
11/11/16 The congregational survey has been completed and the responses complied into key words. The two values expressed the most are worship and fellowship.
10/09/2016 The SPI Committee met to discuss and start implementation of a congregational conversation about why Saint Stephen's exists and what is valued.
09/13/2016 The Framework Outline for the SPI was presented to and endorsed by the Vestry.
09/06/2016 Committee meeting held and a draft of the framework for the study was finalized for presentation to the Vestry at the September meeting.
8/25/2016 The committee members are working on gathering information for our first committee meeting which will be held in early September.
At that time we will start to work on a framework for the SPI which, after Vestry approval, will be published on this site.
8/13/2016 The Vestry appointed a committee to manage and oversee the Strategic Planning Initiative (SPI). The SPI Committee Members are Jim Joeriman (Chair), Tina Wetter (Vice Chair), Stacy Cranmer and Al Frizziola.