By 2013, Foundations for Laity Renewal will create and expand unique, powerful, and effective opportunities for the transformation of this and the next generation.
Flowing from a two-step process of articulating the core purpose and core values, the Laity Renewal Strategic Planning Oversight Committee developed this transformational goal to be realized by 2013.
The VISION is intended to elevate expectations, planning, and performance throughout the organization. It is meant to challenge and serve as a catalyst for planning and action. It is intended to be transformational while remaining true to the core mission and identity of Laity Renewal.
The Strategic Planning Oversight Committee appointed Task Teams comprised of Laity Renewal administration and program leaders along with volunteers from across the state to address each strategic issue by formulating strategic goals. The following strategic goals were reinforced through a number of possible implementation or action-step recommendations which are too numerous to list in this summary report.
* Indicates 2013 Strategic Priority
1. Integrated Leadership Initiative
- *By 2013, become a leading national organization in the theological and relational development of Trinitarian Servant Leaders who foster renewal in organizations. (Formed Laity Leadership Initiative and Completed Research Phase in 2011.)
2a. Adults and Adult Programming
- *By 2013, 40 percent of participants in Laity Lodge programming in the Canyon and beyond will represent those generations under the age of 50.
- By 2013, increase the number of programs in and outside of the canyon intentionally designed to equip participants to become leaders in carrying out the transformational mission of lay renewal. (This goal was integrated under Objective 1).
- By 2013, strengthen and realign the relationship between Laity Lodge and the churches who attend Laity Lodge for retreats.
2b. Youth and Youth Programming
- *By 2013, the Foundation Free Camp Program will ensure that at least 70 percent of the groups represent economically disadvantaged children who could not otherwise afford such an experience.
- By 2013, all Foundation Free Camp facilities will be of comparable quality to those at Singing Hills and Echo Valley.
- By 2013, all of the youth who attend Laity Lodge Youth Camp will be explicitly challenged to see themselves as servant leaders and ministers of Jesus Christ.
2c. Families and Family Programming
- By 2013, Laity Lodge Family Camp will be recognized as a leader in offering a variety of programs to nurture growth and wholeness for the transformation of family life and faith.
- *By 2013, Laity Lodge Family Camp will be recognized as a leader in serving economically diverse populations by offering a variety of programs to nurture growth and wholeness for the transformation of family life and faith.
- By 2013, Laity Lodge Family Camp will provide resources for Laity constituents to help promote and nurture healthy families.
2d. Churches, Congregations, and Church Leaders
- By 2013, Laity will have an intentional, specific strategy for pastoral renewal and will have begun to implement that strategy.
3. Identity and Integration of Programs
- By 2009, through the alignment of programs, activities, and communications, establish a transformational brand identity that is true to the organization’s core values, purpose, and vision. (Completed)
4a. Business, Professional, and Civic Leaders
By 2013, utilizing the Forum model, Laity will impact in a transformative way 400 people of national business, professional, and/or civic influence and 200-300 people of the next generations who are poised to become people of national influence. (Integrated under Objective 1.)
4b. People in their work and daily lives (Internet, other media, books, etc.)
- By 2013, create and deliver an innovative and transformative message about the High Calling of Christ in daily life through Laity Lodge imprint and media.
- By 2013, increase, create, and sustain communities around the transformative message of the High Calling of Christ in daily life by web-based communication, affinity groups, and local gatherings.