Living Your Purpose III: Making It Stick General Assembly 2014 Program # 309 Friday, June 27 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM Omni Narragansett AB Living Your Purpose I Core Values & Mission Workshop #309 Kathy McGowan, Congregational Life Staff, Southern Region-UUA Rev. Renee Ruchotzke, Congregational Life Staff, Central East Regional Group-UUA Lynne Theophanis, Lay Leader, UU Congregation of Binghamton, NY Shawn Steketee, Lay Leader, UU Congregation of Binghamton, NY Living Your Purpose Workshop Series Living your Purpose I: Core Values and Mission Thursday, June 26, 2014 10:15 – 11:30 Living Your Purpose II: Aspirational Values and Vision Thursday, June 26, 2014 2:15 – 3:30 Living Your Purpose III: Making It Stick Friday, June 27, 2014 10:15 – 11:30 The Nested Bowls Ends/Vision Mission Values Values: What timeless, transcendent qualities of our religious community will we carry forward to guide our future? Mission: As we work to embody our values, what overarching purpose calls to us? What overarching difference are we here to make in the world and for whom? Ends/Vision: In advancing our mission, what specific, more measurable differences will we make, for whom, and at what cost or priority during some specified time in the future? © Unity Consulting “Vow with the Universe” “Aspirational Values” Vision “Core Values” Mission “Accidental Values” Rev. Renee Ruchotzke Cohesive Leadership Goals (SMART) Includes: Mutual Staff (Minister, Religious Accountability Educator, Administrators, Music Directors) Commitment Governing Body to Mission Committee on Shared Ministry, Strategic Planning Creative Conflict Committee Chairs Team Leaders Vulnerability-Based Active members Trust Adapted From: The Advantage: Why Organizational Heath Trumps Everything Else by Patrick Lencioni UU Congregation of Binghamton • From Nominating Committee to Leadership Development Team Different Levels of Commitment in Our Congregations. 1. Staff: paid staff and leaders with “high commitment” who hold themselves accountable to the congregation’s mission 2. Committed: leaders and volunteers who care enough about the mission or the institution to help keep the church functioning by filling needed roles 3. Belong: members or pledging friends who attend worship and some programs and volunteer at various levels. May need some attention around mission and discerning their own gifts/passions. 4. Interested: occasional attendees to church programs who are still in discernment. 5. Oblivious: people in your community, or who may stumble across your website or attend a program held in your building Oblivious Interested Belong Committed Staff UU Congregation of Binghamton LOVE REACHES OUT 1. Divide yourselves in groups of three. 2. Decide which role each of you will use. 3. Each group should have one of each of these three roles: • Greeter • Building and Grounds Chair • Worship Leader 4. Discuss: What is one way that you would serve the mission “Love Reaches Out”? Report Back Making it Sticky Alignment “Plumb Lines” “Portable” Statements • One Day at a Time • Act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with your God • WWJD • Be the peace you want to see in the world • Bending The Arc of the Universe Toward Justice • Standing on the Side of Love UU Congregation of Binghamton The “Learning Community” Cycle Retreat/ Reflect Report/ Adjust Measure/ Adjust Set Goals Plan/Act The “Learning Community” Cycle Retreat/ Reflect Report/ Adjust Measure/ Adjust Set Goals Plan/Act • Not to “prove value” as a supervisory tool • To foster growth in both the organization and the leaders Does the measurement have a meaning that supports our mission? Measurement of Ministries • Vital Signs / Dashboard Indicators – Compare from year to year – e.g. weekly attendance, pastoral visits • What has “Oomph?” What is stale? Individual Assessment • What about the ministry are you passionate about? • What skills do you need to serve better? • Are you still clear about your “portable” mission statement?” Is it still useful? • Do you have the resources needed for the ministry? Big Hairy Audacious Goal ? (BHAG) Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG) UU Congregation of Binghamton Thank You!