Jul 4, 2011

Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan

In 2008, Christ Lutheran Vail Church undertook a strategic planning process to refine the vision of the congregation and plan for the future.  The Strategic Plan was completed in three phases. We worked with Trevor Bron from TAG Consulting to assist us with the process.  Kevin Ford, President of TAG Consulting, is the author of Transforming Church".

In Phase  1, Christ Lutheran Vail completed a Demographic survey and a Transforming Church Index survey. The purpose of the demographic survey was gain an understanding of the makeup of the Vail area.  The TCI survey was taken to determine how members of the congregation view our church.   The survey data were then normalized against other churches to find areas of strengths weaknesses.   After the TCI survey, small focus group meetings were held to verify the results of the survey and gather additional input from the congregation.   These results were compiled in an Assessment Report by our consultant.

In Phase 2 Christ Lutheran Vail held a strategic planning retreat over a two-day period during the summer of 2008. At the end of this retreat we:

  • considered a new mission statement,  
  • drafted core values,
  • drafted strategic objectives, and  
  • developed a profile of our "target audience".  

The findings from the retreat were published in a Strategic Planning Report 

In Phase 3. The results from Phase 2 were refined and tested over the course of meetings that were held in August-October, 2008.  Then, the core values were shared with the congregation through townhall meetings held in late 2008 and early 2009.  A detail description of the core values can be found in the sermon series, "Core Values" presented in early 2009.

Strategic Plan Update

In 2012, Christ Lutheran Vail performed an update to the strategic plan.  This can be found in the CLV 2012 WaveII Strategic Framework