Future Vision Story Survey

Our Long Range Planning Team is heading into this fall season focusing on visioning strategies for the GRR. As you may recall, at our 2018 Regional Assembly, the Assembly received the Future Story Visioning Report along with goals that Rick Morse helped us to develop.  Part of that work includes the development of a vision and mission statement that will capture who we are (Vision) and what we are going to do (Mission) the next 5 to 10 years as a Region.  

We developed this survey that we hope will help us capture critical information regarding our programs. The more participants that complete the survey, the better information we will have to harvest our work together.  To access the survey, click here:  Future Vision Story Survey

We hope to see you somewhere around the GRR!

Your Long Range Planning Team
(John, Nadine, Billie, Jarrett, Sonna, Joe and Kaycee)

Future Vision Story and Capacity Building Report

Recently the Regional Board approved the Future Vision Story and Capacity Building Report for the Great River Regional Assembly. Our future vision tells the story based in the year 2024, and reflects back on the progress that we made as a region. I encourage you to read the story and begin to reflect on the implications for our future together. We are hoping that the Assembly receives the Future Vision story to share, dialogue, and discern our future together. Our future vision story is being shared in groups throughout the three states, and will be sent to all congregations as part of the Regional Docket for Regional Assembly.  

Hearing the Future Stories of our region gives us hope. It is exciting to think that small, somewhat isolated congregations could be part of this re-imagined Great River Region where: 

  • sharing resources would not only give congregations more tools for ministry but deepen the connection between Disciple churches
  • sharing experiences through live streaming and in-person cohort groups builds community and address the difficulties of our expanded region where many don’t know what other DOC churches and congregational and regional leaders look like
  • investing in transformative leadership training for laity and clergy  equips all members to better serve their communities, thereby strengthening congregations
  • valuing camp programs for all ages, especially youth, we make memories and ignite spiritual formation that endures.
I want to be a part of this story. Do you?                                                                                                    Gina Anthon
            FCC, Hammond

To read or download the Great River Region CC (DOC) 2024 Vision Report here