Long-Range Planning

Discovering God’s Vision for Covenant Presbyterian Church

“I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. Then when you call on me and come and pray to me, I will hear you.”   —JEREMIAH 29:11-12  

The vision within the pages of the Long Range Plan is not just the work of a committee or a session or a congregation; it is the vision we believe God has for us as a community of Christ. It is a plan for our welfare as we seek to be a vibrant, faithful community. It is a plan that gives us a future with hope as we look to the next five years and beyond. That hope is grounded not in what we will do, but in what God will do through us. The plan will require of us some old things that we do very well and some new things—new ways of being church, new ways of ministering to others, new ways of serving God and our neighbors—that will challenge us as disciples of the risen Christ. It will require of us faith and faithfulness, prayer and perspiration, love and listening as we walk this path together. In a landscape that is swiftly shifting in the world and the Church, we trust God to be with us, to hear us, and to lead us as we go forward. Like the wise men who followed a star not knowing exactly where it would lead, we set out in faith, trusting God to show us the way. Sprinkled throughout this report you will find images of a camel, reminding us that this is a journey of faith that we take together. We hope that you will join us on this journey, embracing the vision God has set before us and trusting the LORD to guide us each and every step of the way! 
—The Long Range Planning Committee