UCC Adopts Vision Statement

by Jay Wintermeyer

The members of the Upper Columbia Executive Committee discus the significance of a vision statement and what it means for members.

Spokane, Wash., 1-25-2011 - Upper Columbia Conference adopted an official vision statement at the recent conference executive committee meeting, January 25.

The statement paints a picture of what the church will be like just prior to Christ’s return.

Bob Folkenberg Jr., UCC president, says “We intend to use this to guide conference and local church plans and strategies as we seek to reach our region with the news of Christ’s love and His soon return.”

The vision statement reads as follows: “In visions of the night, representations passed before me of a great reformatory movement among God’s people. Many were praising God. The sick were healed, and other miracles were wrought. A spirit of intercession was seen, even as was manifested before the great Day of Pentecost. Hundreds and thousands were seen visiting families and opening before them the word of God. Hearts were convicted by the power of the Holy Spirit, and a spirit of genuine conversion was manifest. On every side doors were thrown open to the proclamation of the truth. The world seemed to be lightened with the heavenly influence. Great blessings were received by the true and humble people of God.” (9T 126)