. .A PROFILE
. . . . . . The Episcopal Diocese of Nevada

Overview

Mission
& Ministry


Strengths
& Challenges

Leadership
we seek

Sacred Spaces

Financial Data

Diocesan
History

The State
of Nevada

Application/
Nomination
Procedure


Timeline

Prayer for
Nevada

Diocese of
Nevada Website

Our Mission and Ministry  

Barbara Lewis with her student in Kenya Bonnie Polley in Food Pantry at Christ Church, Las Vegas

The Diocesan Council began work in January 2006 on a long-term Strategic Plan . The plan identified several areas to guide the diocese for planning purposes and budgeting.

 

Key areas listed are below (in no particular order):

 

Leadership development/equipping the saints

 

2006 Clergy Conference with The Rev. Helen McPeek

 

 

Provide Leadership Formation for clergy and laity using a variety of communication techniques

 

Continue and expand using Fresh Start curriculum for clergy

 

Develop regional educational opportunities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Church growth and outreach

 

African Chri9stian Fellowship, Las Vegas

 

Areas of Marketing/Advertising

 

Multi-cultural awareness and ethnic congregations - especially Hispanic Missioner

 

Church planting strategies tailored to Nevada and locations for planting

 

 

 

 

Social justice awareness and response

 

Continue Millennium Development Goal funding and awareness at Diocesan and Parish level.

 

Encourage parishes to have projects outside the congregation.

 

Re-emphasize the ministry of deacons and provide a deacon's forum for social awareness.

 

 

 

 

 

Well-running youth program

 

 

 

Continue the work of the youth council with strategic planning for youth activities.

 

Provide assistance and guidance to churches for youth activities in congregations

 

 

 

 

 

In January 2007, the Council discussed the need for an added specific area to look at Stewardship, with an emphasis on looking at the diocesan asking policy and grant writing.  

The Council is continuing to refine the strategic plan.  Areas being worked on are:  identifying short, medium, and long-term goals; prioritizing goals for budgeting; setting identifiable progress indicators; determining mechanisms for council and diocesan staff to implement and track progress; and providing a way to make adjustments to the plan based on changing needs.

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