Building God's Future - Strategic Planning
The Bethlehem Lutheran Church council has determined to create a Strategic Planning Team for the purpose of both discerning and implementing God’s mission imperatives here in Kalispell over the next several years. Who is God calling us to serve? What resources has God given or promised to give that this mission will be fulfilled? How can we seek out new opportunities to serve while also remaining true to the ongoing mission responsibilities that we’ve committed to in the past? Our partners at LEAD (
) will guide us as we listen to God, listen to our membership, and listen to our neighbors. Together we will hear the voice of the Spirit laying out the path before us. And God will inspire us to take bold, new steps for the sake of the gospel.
Please use this form to nominate either yourself -or- a member of BLC to serve on this Strategic Planning Team.
Nominations must be received by Nov 22.
Your Phone Number
Your Email Address
I am nominating
Someone else (Please get the permission of the person to nominate them.)
Name of Nominee
If other than yourself
Phone of Nominee
If other than yourself
Email of Nominee
If other than yourself
Why are you interested in serving on this Strategic Planning Team? Or, why do you wish that your nominee serve on the team?
Describe your (or your nominee’s) faith practices, (i.e. worship, prayer, study, service, financial giving, etc.).
Do you (or your nominee) live near Bethlehem Lutheran Church?
No, but used to
No, but work(s) near there
From the list below, indicate your (or your nominee's) top three gifts/passions.
Choose three (3) gifts.
Attention to Detail – Maintains records, minutes, etc.
Biblical Study Skills – Leads others in studying the Bible using historical, critical analysis
Communicator – Identifies and promotes critical priorities with the ability to articulate key points
Connector – Listens at all levels of the system and actively builds relationships with others
Creative – Makes the link between external concepts/ideas and possibilities for internal application
Curator – Researches ideas, searches for meaning, finds new resources easily
Curious – Asks relevant questions to move conversation forward, wonders about new ideas
Discerning – Uncovers differences between current and aspirational values and/or identity
Engender Trust – Keeps commitments, has a respected track record and outward focus
Friendly – Engages in relationships easily and is open to meeting new people
Good Humor – Enjoys life, laughs easily, sees the humor in things others miss
Healthy Boundaries – Understands the process and works well with others without hidden agendas
Innovation – Practices big-picture thinking, imagines new ministries, and casts vision
Innovative – Participates in brainstorming, brings a visionary perspective, and enjoys new ideas
Interpersonal Skills – Demonstrates the capacity to lead and engage others with a spirit of optimism
Leadership – Leads others effectively and is someone people turn to make things happen
Learner – Seeks out new information, actively reading, following blogs, listening to podcasts, etc.
Open Minded – Appreciates new thoughts, considers others’ perspectives as valid, questions status quo
Plans Ahead – Organizes, plans, and prepares for meetings; always working ahead
Project Manager – Skilled in organization, timelines, and leading others to get where we want to go
Promote Change – Encourages new things to happen and is open to change
Reflective – Discerns underlying challenges and opportunities, sees possibilities, ponders deeply
Skilled Public Speaker – Speaks in front to groups and is an inspirational storyteller
Spiritual Maturity – Participates in personal faith practices (worship, giving, serving, praying, etc.) regularly
Spiritual Openness – Demonstrates capacity to reflect and notice God moving in your/their own life
Strategic thinker – a visionary leader who can sort out priorities
Strategic – Creates a concrete plan for moving people from point A to point B
Team Player – Promotes team collaboration, respects validity of diverse opinions
Technical Competency – Is comfortable using email and Dropbox and learning new technology
Wisdom – Provides trusted advice that others count on to help make solid decisions
Work Ethic – Gets things done and follows through on plans
(If the nominee is a person other than yourself) Have you spoken with this nominee and gained their permission to nominate them?
No (if no, please do so before submitting this form)
(If you are nominating yourself) Will you be able and willing to dedicate the time necessary to carry out the duties of this Strategic Planning Team? (3-4 hours per month for meetings + listening assignments in the congregation and community)
No (if no, please reconsider your willingness to serve)
Is there anything else that your would like us to know about yourself (or your nominee)?
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