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

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.

Core Values

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.

Vision

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.

Year One

Advent 2019

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

Year Three

Advent 2021

Landscape Master Plan completed

Artist in Residence Program established

Columbarium built

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

Year Ten

Advent 2028

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