Planning For the Future at Asbury

What will Asbury look like in two years? Five years? Ten years?

Two years ago, Asbury Church leaders worked with a consultant to develop a long range plan. Our goal in developing a strategic plan was to do more than react to whatever event or idea or challenge came our way. Together as a community, we asked, “What are out strengths at Asbury? What is God calling us to be and do now and in the future? What are the boldest goals we might work towards?”

Drawing on congregational feedback from Survey Monkey and community gatherings, we identified cutting-edge goals for ourselves. Since then, we have been working towards those cutting-edge goals. A Leadership Team meets once a month to report on our progress and take steps towards our goals.

Three cutting-edge goals are:

  • Welcoming all to Asbury UMC
  • Improving our communication with current and future members
  • Developing more partner ministries with faith communities in Livermore


  • Hospitality – we have mystery greeters in worship, making sure all feel welcomed. We will be working with trustees to put more signs on campus, so that visitors know where to go for Sunday School and worship. And we are brainstorming on how to follow up with visitors. Email Pastor Chelsea if you want to be part of the hospitality team.
  • Communications – With the help of a consultant, we now have list for improving our electronic and print communications. Each time you think we did a good job letting you know what’s happening at Asbury, please let the church office know! Right now we need your help in letting friends, neighbors, and colleagues know that starting on June 11, our worship service and Sunday School begins at 10:00 a.m.

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