British Union Conference Executive Committee votes on new strategic plan

On September 15, the British Union Conference (BUC) Executive Committee voted to adopt a new strategic plan to guide its operations from January 2023. Focusing on 12 key priorities, the plan not only addresses the spiritual mission of the church and the implementation of the General Conference’s “I Will Go” initiative, but also recognizes the union’s responsibilities as a registered charity and business.

The process of developing a strategic plan began with a weekend retreat where the following question was asked: How do we mend a broken church? The executive committee and department heads were guided through the mission objectives by Dr. Anthony WagnerSmith of the Trans-European Division. His presentations, as well as group activities organized over the weekend, enabled participants to generate ideas and discussions around the work of the British Union Conference.

Other consultations for communication, evangelism, ministry and education have taken place over the past nine months. The data from these consultations will feed into the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of each department.

One of the main drivers of the new strategic plan is the need for greater collaboration across departments, institutions and territories, where greater efficiency can strengthen the mission. The plan was presented to BUC headquarters staff earlier this week and will be discussed further over the coming months.

“Collaboration is essential for us to fulfill our mission,” said Pastor Eglan Brooks, president of the BUC. “When we work together, each of us not only focuses on our gifts [sic] but, with strategic objectives as guiding principles and specific key performance indicators for departments and institutions, we will work, by God’s grace, to build his kingdom here on earth and prepare for his next coming.

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