Strategic Planning Survey
1.
Below are several value statements followed by some examples of specific projects/ideas that have come out of our work up to this point. All of them are important. We will continue to work on many of them even if they do not make it into our final plan. However, we want to find the one that really sparks the congregation. 

What do YOU value most in this Fellowship?
Please rank order the following statements below where #1 is the value YOU are most willing to invest your time, talent, and treasure toward, and #7 is the value least important to YOU.


(1 = Most Important)
 
Invest in spiritual growth and learning (e.g., a robust Adult Religious Education program, expanded Family Ministry programs, multigenerational activities and curricula)
Invest in deepening our connections (e.g., expanded small group ministry--singles groups, parents, elders etc., increase coordinated outings/meals/activit-
ies together, "stay the morning" concept, identify partner congregations, shared pastoral care
Invest in our campus (e.g., revision coffee space, bulletin boards/wall signage, classroom usage, building additions and/or improvements, new sanctuary, Chelan property development, maintenance, landscaping, parking)
Invest in social justice (e.g., BUUF led justice project like a Boise furniture bank, increase activity to maintain our 'green' congregation status, civic engagement for children/youth)
Invest in community outreach (e.g., streaming our services, sponsored lecture series and/or TED style talks, media/social media presence)
Invest in youth and young adult ministries (e.g., UU Youth Conference participation and hosting, dedicated Teen Center, coalitions and community building with other uu congregations and religious institutions, initiating campus ministry at BSU)
Invest in diversity and inclusiveness (e.g., targeted recruitment, improve newcomer integration, accessibility, consultant to help us be more welcoming to others)
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2.
For many of us 'church' has been conceptualized as things--a building, Sunday services, and the congregation itself.  In today's world, these concepts are being challenged and are changing. We are moving from categories and things toward values and relationships. Do we de-emphasize a building and become a virtual network? Instead of Sunday services do we manifest our spiritual needs through serving others and action in the community? Is the congregation more like a loose federation of smaller close-knit units? The future of religious community and participation is changing rapidly and we have a great opportunity to think creatively about how we might meet those needs and who we wish to become in the future.

What matters most for the future of our community as a whole? Now please rank order the same statements from the point of view of BUUF. Rank #1 is the value most important for the future wellbeing of BUUF and #7 is the value least important for sustaining/growing BUUF.



(1 = Most Important)
 
Invest in spiritual growth and learning (e.g., a robust Adult Religious Education program, expanded Family Ministry programs, multigenerational activities and curricula)
Invest in deepening our connections (e.g., expanded small group ministry--singles groups, parents, elders etc., increase coordinated outings/meals/activit-
ies together, "stay the morning" concept, identify partner congregations, shared pastoral care
Invest in our campus (e.g., revision coffee space, bulletin boards/wall signage, classroom usage, building additions and/or improvements, new sanctuary, Chelan property development, maintenance, landscaping, parking)
Invest in social justice (e.g., BUUF led justice project like a Boise furniture bank, increase activity to maintain our 'green' congregation status, civic engagement for children/youth)
Invest in community outreach (e.g., streaming our services, establish a BSU presence, sponsor lecture series and/or TED-style talks, media/social media presence)
Invest in youth and young adult ministries (e.g., UU Youth Conference participation and hosting, dedicated Teen Center, coalitions and community building with other uu congregations and religious institutions, initiate campus ministry at BSU)
Invest in diversity and inclusiveness (e.g., targeted recruitment, improve newcomer integration, accessibility, consultant to help us be more welcoming to others)
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Now that you have ranked values most vital for the future wellbeing of BUUF, we invite you to dig a little deeper into what you are looking for and what this congregation most needs in the future. We invite you to reflect upon, then answer the following questions:
 
3.
What do you, as an individual, need or want from your experience with BUUF?
What do you see as an obstacle in the way of experiencing this?


 

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In terms of the whole congregation, what does this fellowship need or want?
What do you see as barriers to this?


 

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5.
What talents do you have to give to this congregation?
What stands in the way of your giving these?
 

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