The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta (which has jurisdiction over all Parishes and faithful in the 8 Southeastern States) is pursuing a methodical and comprehensive strategic planning process. Under the visionary leadership of His Eminence, Metropolitan Alexios, a dedicated group of over 60 faithful from throughout the Southeast have been working diligently since Spring 2014 to develop and determine a Statement of Why, Strengths/Weaknesses/Opportunities/Threats, Core Values, Mission, Vision, Strategic Areas of Focus (Task Forces) and Strategic SMART Goals.
Through this strategic plan, we are focused on helping our parishioners ensure that their Parishes are stronger and more dynamic as we work toward Christ’s “Great Commission” in Matthew 28:19 to: “make disciples of all nations.” We are working diligently to develop and share a comprehensive strategic plan at our Clergy Laity Assembly in June, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. Feel free to share this information (and web link) and check back regularly to see our work in progress as we assemble a consensus for an exciting new vision for the future of the Metropolis of Atlanta and its Parishes as integral and vibrant parts of the Holy Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios, and the entire Strategic Planning Committee of the Metropolis of Atlanta, are pleased to make available the final Strategic Plan. This link is to the printer’s proof version that is currently being typeset and printed:
His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios proudly announced that June 25, 2015 was the “birthday of the new Metropolis of Atlanta” as we begin a bright new future. You are encouraged to check out the new Atlanta Metropolis Strategic Plan website/portal where you can find out everything about this transformational Strategic Plan, all 11 Strategic Areas of Focus, the 34 Strategic SMART Goals and Action Plans, the detailed implementation timetable and how all Greek Orthodox Parishes in the 8 Southeastern States will be made stronger and better able to “welcome all people seeking salvation, love, truth and fulfillment”:
On June 25, 2015, at the Clergy Laity Assembly, we were blessed to present in 2 parts a summary of the entire strategic planning process and the results of our 15 months of work. The PDF version of the abbreviated PowerPoint presentations we offered are attached for download and use by Clergy, Parishes, Parish Champions or anyone who wishes to review this fantastic summary. Regrettably, we can not reproduce here the “We Can Make a Difference” or “I Send You Out” videos we showed at the beginning and end of this presentation. If anyone would like to receive a copy of the actual PowerPoint presentation, please email me at: Bill@stewardshipcalling.com.
We also ask for your prayers, feedback, suggestions and assistance. Please pass along your ideas and let us know if you wish to participate in any aspect of this strategic plan or process by sending me an email at: Bill@stewardshipcalling.com.
In November of 2014, we made a presentation of our work in progress to the faithful of the Metropolis of Atlanta. This presentation was in three parts, copies of which are available below:
In this Part 1, we explore some of the selected facts and figures about how our world is changing and some of the many challenges our Parishes and parishioners are facing. These facts and figures unequivocally demonstrate that we must take action and make changes in order to lead the faithful and our Parishes to a brighter and better future.
Part 2 – Atlanta Metropolis Strategic Plan STATEMENT OF WHY – S.W.O.T. – MISSION – CORE VALUES – VISION (November, 2014 Presentation)
In this Part 2, we share our current draft versions of the new Metropolis of Atlanta Statement of Why, Strengths/Weaknesses/Opportunities/Threats, Core Values, Mission (based on the Archdiocese Mission) and Vision.
The Metropolis of Atlanta Vision:
We will grow the Metropolis of Atlanta, and personally grow in Christ and make disciples, by living as witnesses of our faith through loving, faithful and purposeful Orthodox Christian communities focused on: worship, education, stewardship, philanthropy, and fellowship.
Thanks and God bless.