Missional Strategy

Goal

Develop, implement and maintain an overarching strategy for Grace Evangelical Church missional involvement.  Where and how will GEC's money and people be focused in order to participate in the accomplishment of the Great Commission?

Grace Venture Strategy Committee Members

This body will meet at least once a month with additional meetings if necessary.  The two main objectives of this body are to establish strategy and Ministry Initiative Team (MIT) oversight.  With three Ezone Elders sitting on the committee, it is anticipated that a smooth flow of information will develop between the Session (policy making body) and the Grace Venture Strategy Committee (strategic and oversight body).

Ministry Initiative Team

Each Ministry Initiative Team (MIT) will meet as needed.  Ministry Initiate Team leaders will communicate with Grace Venture Strategy Committee on a regular basis.

Focus Areas

Six Focus Areas are proposed to assist organize and evaluate GEC missional involvement.  To distribute the oversight task, 1-2 Grace Venture Strategy laypeople will be assigned to each Focus Area. 
The six focus areas are:
1) children and families
2) church planting
3) discipleship
4) evangelism
5) mercy
6) under resourced.

Grace Venture Message

The Grace Venture Strategy Committee, the missions pastor and all Ministry Initiative Teams will participate in the communication of the Grace Venture message –

Live More Simply; Give More Sacrificially; Accomplish the Great Commission
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As a result, it is anticipated that an increasing number of the congregation will adopt the Grace Venture lifestyle.