Planning for the Future


Where there is no vision, the people will perish” (Proverbs 29:18) 

As presented to the parish community, over thirty dedicated lay stewards and our clergy developed a Strategic Plan with input from many of our faithful throughout our parish. Through a disciplined process, we conducted a detailed analysis of the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) of our parish, an effective parish assessment, and developed the following MISSION statement: We are a Christ-centered community that welcomes all to worship, to pray, to serve others, and to learn our Orthodox faith. 

We also carefully analyzed the behaviors we wanted to model in our Parish. We concluded that to drive our culture and priorities and provide a framework for decision-making, we will embrace the following shared CORE VALUES: Collaborative, Welcoming, Philanthropic, Loving, Christian Spirituality 

In determining what we hoped to accomplish and where we were going, we developed a dynamic and inspirational VISION that proclaims: St. Nicholas in Lexington is a loving, Christ-centered church that works together to welcome all and serve the community. We have a thriving stewardship program; an impactful, flourishing religious education program that serves youth and adults; and an evangelism ministry that contributes to a growing church family. We do all of this in a facility that is structurally sound, creatively designed to meet our needs, and accessible to all. 

To address our Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats, stay true to our Mission and Core Values, and pursue our Vision, we identified four strategic areas of focus and organized a separate task force to identify and address goals in each area: 1) Stewardship and Engagement, 2)Religious Education, 3)Outreach and Evangelism, and 4)Renovation Program and developed a strategic plan.

And now with this plan in hand, we are ready to embark on an exciting new direction!


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