NEPTUNE – The GNJ Strategic Planning team has assessed progress from 2013, researched current trends, listened to clergy and congregations express dreams for the future and reviewed hundreds of surveys. In all, more than 500 people have participated in the process to date.
As a result of this work, the planning team has created a first draft of a 2019-23 Strategic Plan which ultimately will be presented as legislation for the 2018 Annual Conference Session. Before this plan is finalized, feedback is being sought from those in Greater New Jersey, with several ways to participate.
- The plan can be reviewed here. Pastors are encouraged to share and discuss the plan with leaders in their congregations.
- Leaders are encouraged to participate in the Strategic Plan Feedback sessions in January:
Tuesday, January 16
Thursday, January 18
Mission and Resource Center
Sunday, January 21
- All United Methodists in GNJ are invited to participate in an online survey which can also be found here and will remain open until January 25.
The final draft of the 2019-23 Strategic Plan will be included as legislation at the 2018 Annual Conference Session in May in Wildwood.
“All clergy and laity are encouraged to participate in the feedback sessions and survey,” said Rev. Hector Burgos, Director of Connectional Ministries. “Please share this information with others in your congregation. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We are in this journey together!”