Our Goals and Objectives 2018 Goal Nurture a Culture of Invitation Objectives to reach the 2018 Goal: WORSHIP – how we interact with God 5% increase in 1st time guests, 2nd time guests and total attendance. 5% increase in new memberships & baptisms. Highlight stories of invitation monthly. Plan a quarterly “Invite a Friend” special Sunday service. Survey the Living Word family regarding worship interests/preferences. Survey the community surrounding Living Word regarding worship interests/preferences. LEARN – how we build disciples Begin specific small group disciple ministry. Quarterly learning opportunities targeting specific age groups (such as: young adults, young families (parenting), and older adults) and evaluate attendance. Encourage existing classes and groups to have intentional special event invite opportunities. (non-threatening and relationship opportunities). Survey the Living Word Family about Bible Study and learn opportunities and develop next steps to meet the needs of the church community. SERVE – how we act Develop a community outreach / evangelism group representing all age groups. Survey the Living Word Family about serve opportunities. Presence in community – 4- 6 events per year to help build relationships and make easy gateways into the church community. CELEBRATE – how we live Host “Meet the Neighbor” evenings in new subdivisions. (Kona Ice Truck) Host two events on church grounds for the community (examples: eclipse party, open house). Identify an offsite location for young adults to meet (Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbucks).