Dear Members of Peace,
It is with great joy that I share with you – Peace Lutheran has voted to move forward with the “Mission Formation” process. Your vote to proceed has placed us at the beginning of a new path!
Our prayer for Peace is to remain true to who we are as Lutherans and as the church of God.
Our prayer is that Peace will begin the hard work of looking at ourselves and by God’s grace heal and grow to the church He desires. A church that “is the body of Christ in the community of Hutchinson offering unconditional love and compassion for all who are lost and abandoned. Rejoicing over each one who comes just a little closer to the truth in Jesus.”
In the blessed service of our Lord!
Pastor John Pasche
5 Step Prescription
- VISION … arriving at a common vision–an understanding of what God would have Peace Lutheran be in the world. Pastor Mark Frith, facilitator.
- STRUCTURE … explore an Accountable Leadership Model
- STEWARDSHIP/INDEBTEDNESS … research and recommend the development of a healthy, God-honoring financial strategy.
- LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT … implement a process of establishing expectations, communication, training and recruiting future leaders.
- DISCIPLESHIP DEVELOPMENT … a Season of Peacemaking – cultivating Christian disciples
The Timetable of Mission Formation
3/31/19 – Congregational Consultation Report … Observations, Commendations, Concerns by Dr. Phil Johnson & his team.
4/28/19 – Congregation votes to move forward with the Mission Formation process.
6/9/19 – Steering Committee is formed.
8/11/19 – Vision Committee is formed, Step 1 of the prescription started.
10/9/19 – Vision Event… Pastor Mark Frith gives a summary of the survey and more information is gathered.
11/6/19 – The Vision team had its final meeting.
12/8/19 – The Vision Statement proposal was shared at a Congregational Meeting. We will have 60-90 days before it is voted to accept or decline it.
“We are a loving community called by God’s grace – that all know the Peace of God.”
“Vision Statement Explanation & Implementations” Mark Frith video
3/8/20 – Special congregational meeting to approve the new vision statement.
The New Vision Statement passed unanimously at the congregational meeting on March 8th. Many thanks to the vision committee members for all of their hard work.
The Vision team meets this Mon, Nov 11 at 6 pm.
A group of PLC leaders will be meeting with Kurt Bickel on the weekend of November 16 in preparation for his proposal to facilitate the Structure team with their prescription.
The steering committee is reviewing an updated timeline to complete the Vision Prescription, initiate the Structure Prescription and address the three remaining Prescriptions.
Sun. Nov 3
The Steering Committee is in the process of reviewing the Structure Prescription facilitators proposals.
Sun. Oct. 27
Vision Committee met Monday, October 21 and worked on the first try at the Vision Statement based on information gathered from the congregation meeting and the surveys. The meeting began with a video conference with Pastor Frith asking them to answer: WHO ARE WE?? (Our identity), What is OUR purpose??? (Purpose clause), The results of the meeting were sent to Pastor Pasche who will forward it to Pastor Frith.
Steering Committee met Wednesday, October 23 working on the next step in the Structure Team formation. Kurt Bickel will be visiting Peace the weekend of November 16 in preparation for his proposal for structure facilitation. We are working on providing a more understandable proposed timeline that is based on goals reached and prescriptions to be completed. We know it has been hard to follow because it is constantly changing to reflect our progress. Thank you for your patience.
Mission Formation Steering Committee:
Step 1 Vision Committee:
Ross Wendling, Ross Peterson, Marc Telecky, Karen Solien, Renae McKimm, Scott Brusehaver, Jan Bakken
Step 2 Structure Committee:
Step 3 Stewardship/Indebtedness Committee:
Step 4 Leadership Development Committee:
Step 5 Discipleship Development Committee: