VISION 2020 Goals
• By the end of 2017, every member of our church is confident that the church will help them through whatever physical and spiritual challenges they face.
• By the end of 2018, every church member can confidently speak and/or write about their relationship with God, and each church member has shared the Gospel with someone else by bringing them to church or personally witnessing their faith to another person.
• By the end of 2019, We ensure every person in the Belleville area has access to some major need (such as food, shelter, or access to a drug treatment center) seven days a week and at least 75% of the average worship attendance participates in this endeavor.
• By the end of 2020, we provide worship opportunities that engage every learning style, every sense, and every emotional style.
As our first, very successful, three-year Vision drew to a close, many of our Elders, Deacons, Trustees, staff, and lay persons, attended the August 2016 FUPC Visioning Summit. Our purpose was to discern what God revealed to us during that three-year period and to try to understand what God wants us to do next. Knowing our God is an awesome and powerful God, and that there is no limit to what we can achieve in God's name, we felt called to set bigger, some might even say, impossible, goals. So, we did. Each of the four major goals we developed are centered on one of the four pillars of the FUPC Mission Statement: Meaningful Worship, Active Discipleship, Faithful Service, and Nurturing Fellowship. Since we will devote one full year to each goal, we are calling it Vision 2020.