The Strategic Planning Team of the Presbytery of the Cascades wants to hear as many voices from around the presbytery as possible as we shape new mission and vision statements to guide our common life in the future. We offer these upcoming Listening Sessions and encourage everyone to attend if able:
Thursday, October 14 at 10am
Saturday, October 16 at 1pm
Sunday, October 17 at 7pm
If you are not able to attend one of the Listening Sessions, please provide your feedback using the link at the bottom of this page.
Here are the most recent drafts of the mission and vision statements for your review.
DRAFT Mission Statement:
Cultivating Spirit-led collaborative ministries that embody the reconciling inclusion of God in Jesus Christ in faithfully responsive ways.
DRAFT Vision Statement:
As a Presbytery, we seek to cultivate collaboration towards the realization of these goals:
Inspire Vitality: We seek to inspire ministries that are responsive to local and contextual needs and opportunities, collaborative with community partners, and strengthening of Presbyterian witness and outreach.
Eradicate Poverty: We seek to change assumptions, engage in compassionate ministries, and transform structures in our society that perpetuate economic exploitation.
Advance Social Equity: We seek a more equitable and lifegiving society for all by acting to dismantle systems, practices and assumptions that underlie bias, prejudice, discrimination, oppression, and violence.
Promote Ecological Responsibility: We seek to honor the interconnectedness of all life by fostering greater stewardship of the natural world towards sustainability for generations to come.
We would appreciate your provide feedback by Sunday, October 17.
Strategic Planning Team Members
Joshua Dunham, chair
Brian Heron, staff person