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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church

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    CLT continues logic model work to guide ministry in UNY

    January 24, 2017 / By Stephen J. Hustedt / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    On January 14, members of the Conference Leadership Team (CLT) gathered in Syracuse to continue their visioning and strategic planning work.

    Using a logic model (see the logic model graphic) the team “began with the end in mind,”  working its way backwards from the Vision and Mission to identify the steps required to live into the vision and mission. The CLT had previously identified three desired outcomes:

    • Increase Number of Transformational Leaders
    • Increase Vitality of Existing Congregations
    • Increase Number of New Faith Communities

    After identifying these outcomes, the team began work on identifying the outputs that would result in the desired outcomes. A list of measurable outputs for each outcome has been identified and is being refined in small group settings. Work has also begun on brainstorming the activities that will lead to the outputs for each outcome.

    As the lists are further refined they will be shared with the Conference.

    In addition, the team also made a change to the model that has been used to share the purpose of the Annual Conference. For some time “Spiritual Renewal and Revival” had been at the center of the Model. This was changed to “Spiritual Vitality and Revival” to better express a forward thinking mentality (see the Purpose of the Annual Conference model). The new model is also now available in the Graphics Resources section of the Conference Website.

    The next meeting of the CLT will be on March 25 as they gather with District Leadership Teams. Continue watching Conference communications channels to stay connected to this important work.

    With more than 144,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 91 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."