2U Developmental Goals & Key Outcomes

March, 2017

 IDENTITY GOAL

2U has a clear and shared idea of our identity as Unitarian Universalists in this time and place

  • The Board of Trustees and church leaders maintain their clarity of church identity.
  • Our identity drives the determination and fulfillment of the purpose of the congregation.
  • Our culture, organizational structure, programs, worship, and activities reflect and are grounded in our identity.
  • Our church name reflects our identity as Unitarian Universalists.
  • Because we act on our identity, the church is recognized in the larger community as a UU liberal religious faith community.
  • Our culture of right relationship is apparent in how we are together and is central to our understanding of our identity.
  • Our building and spaces reflect our understanding and practice of being UU:
    • Accessible to all
    • Inviting and welcoming
    • 7 Principles apparent in structure & function
  • Our worship celebrates and reflects our diversity of all kinds, while emphasizing our essential unity

WELCOMING GOAL

2U is a welcoming and engaging congregation for newcomers and members

  • Newcomers and members are excited and enthusiastic about belonging to 2U
  • Newcomers and members want to join in on the 2U mission
  • Newcomers and members have connection and good relationships at 2U
  • Newcomers and members have personal and spiritual growth at 2U
  • As a congregation, 2U is diverse, multicultural and multigenerational
  • Our worship celebrates and reflects our diversity of all kinds, while emphasizing our essential unity
  • Our worship strengthens and affirms our mutual bonds of love, relationship and covenant
  • Our building and spaces reflect our understanding and practice of being UU:
    • Accessible to all
    • Inviting and welcoming
    • 7 principles apparent in structure & function

STRUCTURE GOAL

2U has an organizational and physical structure that is appropriate for and responsive to our vision for the future

  • Our structure reflects the identity, purpose and covenants of the church and continually moves the congregation forward in its development.
  • More people will be engaged in doing manageable tasks that appeal to different kinds of people
  • Members experience various ministries as engaging, energizing and spiritually fulfilling.
  • Our structure supports a more intentional, focused and coordinated presence in the wider community.
  • Our culture of right relationship is apparent in how we are together and is central to our understanding of our identity.
  • Our structure stimulates new ideas and the application of new ideas.
  • Our structure reflects a clear understanding of roles, responsibilities and accountabilities, and of what is essential.
  • Our building and spaces reflect our understanding and practice of being UU:
    • Accessible to all
    • Inviting and welcoming
    • 7 principles apparent in structure & function

WORSHIP GOAL

2U engages in worship that activates and transforms spirit, mind and body

  • Our worship presents diverse opportunities for inspiration, illumination, meaning and transformation
  • Our worship is a time of solace and sanctuary
  • Our worship celebrates and reflects our diversity of all kinds, while emphasizing our essential unity
  • Our worship strengthens and affirms our mutual bonds of love, relationship and covenant
  • Our worship affirms our worth and what we hold to be worthy
  • Our worship calls and equips us to partner with others to change the world