Ministers and commissioners at the 107th stated meeting (February 2021) approved a strategic plan to guide Presbytery of the James into the future. The plan included a new mission and a staffing structure to fulfill the mission.
Development of the strategic plan began in October 2017, when the presbytery voted to form a committee and charged it to articulate a vision and mission for POJ, propose a structure for implementation, and recommend a financial plan for implementation. The Strategic Planning Team arising from that action began meeting in January 2019. The team’s report was presented for review at a called presbytery meeting on November 21, 2020. All of the team’s four recommendations were approved at the February 20, 2021 stated meeting.
The goals of the Strategic Planning Team are to:
- articulate a vision and mission for the POJ;
- propose a structure for the implementation of the vision and mission; and
- recommend a financial plan for the implementation of the vision and mission.