Core Values and Vision
At Holy Spirit Episcopal Church, we are committed to following wherever God is directing us. In the Season after Pentecost 2018, our staff prayerfully considered what the next ten years in the life of our church should consist of, as well as the governing principles that we would measure every future oppurtunity against. Together, these form our Core Values and our Vision, an expansive, holistic approach to how we walk forward together as a parish.
Core Values are our guiding principles, our governing identifiers that articulate the unique commitments we have made as a parish to fulfill the work that Jesus has called us to in this particular place and at this particular time.
I. All individuals are created in the image and likeness of God,
II. therefore, we strive towards welcoming and “table making”
III. so that we may live together in Church as Family and
IV. grow in faith together
V. so that others may see the Face of Christ as we engage with the world and one another.
As part of our commitment to pursuing our Core Values, we have a set direction on things we want to accomplish at Holy Spirit over the next 10 years. Culminating in Advent 2028, these goals reflect our commitment as a church to not only pursue God’s best for our congregation but also God’s best for our community and neighborhood.
Full roll out of our Core Values, Vision, and use of the EOS, Traction model of management for the parish
Opening of a Level I Atrium for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Walking Trail Created and Inclusive Playground opened
Committee for Visioning Inclusive School established
Recruit mentors for local public schools
Finalize all internal processes, like stewardship, membership, and parish life
Saturday Evening Eucharistic Service launched
Landscape Master Plan completed
Artist in Residence Program established
Level II and III atria of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd opened
Full time Director for Children hired
Full time Director of Music hired
Sixteen member choir established
Fully-developed mentor program in local public schools
Phase II of construction begun
Inclusive Eucharistic Service established as a regular part of weekend worship
Holy Spirit Inclusive School Pre-K and K classes enrolled
Robust music and arts programs established
All levels of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd implemented
Holy Spirit Inclusive School open for Pre-K through at least 6th grade
Phase II of Construction completed and Phase III either underway or in exploratory phase
Fifth Eucharistic service explored and committed to by a core group of parishioners
An average weekend worship attendance of 400 people
A congregation reflective of our immediate neighborhood