Dear Members and Friends of the Evangelical Free Church of Wisconsin Rapids,

 As Elders of this portion of God’s church, one of our priorities for 2018 is to develop a rolling, Five-Year Strategic Ministry Plan. This plan is critical to our ministry's development and growth, and its value and importance cannot be overstated. Long-range planning is a key part of accomplishing our church's disciple-making mission: "To glorify God by intentionally developing committed followers of Jesus Christ who reproduce that commitment in others."

It is our prayer that every person attending our church and/or taking part in its ministries complete this survey. The suggested age is fifteen and up, but younger persons may complete the survey at their parent's discretion.  Your thoughts are very important to us. Each individual in our ministry has a unique set of gifts, backgrounds, experiences, and ideas about the future. Because each person in the body is important, we sincerely request each of you to individually contribute to this planning process.

Additionally, we will be scheduling in the months ahead other opportunities for congregational input to assist our Pastors, Elders and Board of Directors. We ask that you assist this process by completing the survey by no later than Sunday, April 1, 2018. The survey should take no more than 30 minutes to complete.

Above all, we encourage you to be in prayer for this worthy undertaking. Proverbs 16:3 states, “Commit your works to the Lord and your plans will be established.” It is our earnest desire that this effort be glorifying to God and that as a result, many more people will come to know our Savior and use their spiritual gifts to build up and strengthen the Body of Christ, the Church.

Thank you in advance for your input.

In Christ,

Your Elders