Trinity

2030

Vision

Zingerman’s: Creating a Vision of Greatness

Supplemental Materials

What We Value

What We’ve Experienced

4 members from the Trinity community attended a 2-day training at the Zing Train Center in Ann Arbor. They were exposed to the process and purpose of how “creating a vision of greatness” can deeply and profoundly impact an organization at every level, learning about the process and spending significant time together as a team discerning if this would be the right next step for Trinity. We concluded not only would it be advantageous but we believe it would be best for us to engage the Zing Trainers to come and lead the process so we could all participate fully and leverage their expertise. Below are short testimonials from those who attended the 2-day training session.

 

Roberta Durham, Clerk, Vestry Member:

Deliberate visioning can take us beyond the idle thoughts of a foggy-looking future that begins, “Wouldn’t it be nice someday if…?” If each of us aches (as I hope we do) to belong to a faith community whose actions are provoked by our love of God and, by extension, one another and everyone else beyond our red doors, visioning is a powerful tool for transforming that ache into a vivid, specific, achievable picture. Visioning can help us dream (big!) — not in our sleep, but in our wide-awake, loving lives.

Heather Meyer, Director of Operations & Community Development:

There was such power in the hot pen writing exercises. I am a planner, a list maker, a note-taker… It took the first entire day to shift my thinking away from “how am I going to get to those dreams or visions?” Once I let go of that “how” and let myself feel all my dreams for Trinity, I got out of my own way. It shifted from being overwhelming to exciting. 

The singular best feeling was losing that debilitating deer in the headlights fear of where to begin. 

Alice Todd, Sr. Warden, Vestry Member:

During the training each of us were asked to write about our views and wishes for Trinity’s future.  As individuals, we all wrote and thought differently.  When we combined our thought of Trinity’s future, key themes came together and created a vision with substance that was exciting and felt very possible.  At that point, I saw the power of Zingerman’s Visioning process and believe we will be amazed at the strength of our Trinity community and vision we can jointly create to move forward over the next 10 years.   

Lisa Tucker-Gray, Rector:

I have now been using and teaching this particular process of visioning for 3 years and each time I engage the process I am grateful and deeply rewarded. I shared recently while this is not magic, it does often feel “magical” in its ability to pull out of us beautiful pictures of a preferred future. And from that place in the future it is finally possible to turn around and carve out a path to get there. The hardest part at first was learning to just write and to trust. This is, I believe in my heart of hearts, exactly what Trinity needs right now. This process will not only be energizing and unifying but will also align our passions and purpose as we move forward together.

What We Envision

(Current)2030 Visioning Headlines

  1. Youth Programming
  2. Social Services
  3. Social Justice/ Diversity/ Interfaith
  4. Music
  5. Building & Use of Space
  6. Spiritual Life/Community Connection
  7. Staff, Volunteer & Leadership Development

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