A plan for the future, if it’s going to be strategic, must be grounded in the past and informed by the present. The roadmap into the future offered here is both an exercise in re-centering ourselves in our identity as children of God united by the Holy Spirit and called into faith for the sake of the world—going back—and a leap of faith into an unknown future—going forward, as the Spirit leads.

This roadmap has been developed using a thoughtful process of inviting congregational input through a comprehensive scientific survey and a dreaming exercise as part of the Mission: Possible campaign that asked folks to identify initiatives they could envision at OSL if we were debt-free. All of this information proved invaluable to the council when it met in retreat for a time of spiritual discernment and planning. What was begun there has been further developed and honed and prayed over in the succeeding weeks and months.

Our Vision
Our vision is to develop a congregation that is in orbit around Jesus and whose gravitational pull draws others to Jesus.

Back to the Center
The future of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church will depend on getting back to the center of our congregational identity—our mission: to proclaim Christ and nurture faith that connects with everyday life—and reclaiming it as the sole purpose of our existence.