The Diocesan Vision Committee members would love to have your opinions about the Mission Statement, Core Values and Vision Statements that are the culmination of their yearlong work together. Click here to see the detailed statements.
At last year’s Convention, delegates contributed their thoughts about the diocese and its future direction. The Committee took those and first crafted a Mission Statement. Then, based on delegate input in 2018, they came up with four Core Values and a bible verse to underpin each value. After that the Committee created four Vision Statements that captured how the Diocese could put the Mission and Core Values to work in the coming years.
In August, draft statements were presented at three listening sessions held in Grants Pass, Corvallis and Portland as well as in an online presentation and survey. Feedback from those opportunities and from the Diocesan governing bodies was integrated into the document.
So now it is time for you to let the Committee know what you think about these nine statements. You, as a delegate to the 2019 Convention, will have two opportunities to give your feedback:
1. At the Vision/Relocation Workshop on Thursday evening
2. On the Convention Floor during the breaks on Friday and Saturday.
The nine statements will be presented for you to read on large newsprint sheets on the wall of the Workshop Room or Convention Floor. Under the statement will be a table with six boxes representing a scale of agreement with the statement – from “Not at all” all the way to “Totally.” This is a sample:
You will receive nine “dots” to register your level of agreement with the nine statements and there will be post-it notes for you to leave comments on any of the nine newsprint sheets.
The Vision Committee encourages everyone to look over the Mission, Core Values and Vision statements and to register your opinions at Convention. This will help the Committee to refine the statements and to make sure that they truly represent the people of the Diocese of Oregon.