Slider_The GAP Team
GAP Team Members
Lyn Berry
Warren Elsasser
Margene Haase
Beth Hallock
Dakota Koenig
Susan Kronoff
Barbara Mitchell
Billy Stempson
Mike Walker
Jim Wills
Pastor Leigh Ann Shaw
Rev. Mary Scifers, Consultant

Charge Conference Nov 2018

Building Committee formed by Charge Conference action! 

  • On November 18, during a Charge Conference, the Building Study team presented the basic plans to complete Phase 2 of our building.  After a discussion, the plans were affirmed and we are moving forward to create construction documents, take all plans to the District Committee and the City of Vista.  This portion of our work will likely take 5-6 months and be reported back to specially called Charge Conference for discernment and approval.  Special thanks to the Awesome GAP Team, and Building Study team who have done a lot of work! 
  • During 2018 we have developed a ministry action plan!  With this MAP…  you have declared your focus for all of our ministry together!  You are excited and are called to Justice, Faith and Hospitality!  You have said that you care about people who come to church for the first time or after decades of participation!  You said you want to care for the community of Vista and the world!  You said you care about children and seniors and everyone in between!  This is a congregation looking into the future with joy and expectation for serving God and being together!  The year ahead looks busy and filled with faith-in-action! 
  • Those currently on the Building Committee are:  Martha Philips, Susan Kronoff, Margo Rogers, Rob Pierce, Suzanne McMurchie, Mike Walker and Tim Clarke.  Ex-Officio members are: Beth Hallock, Rollin Grider, Billy Stempson and Pastor Leigh Ann Shaw


Our M.A.P. in preparation for Charge Conference

Our M.A.P. (Ministry Action Plan) in preparation for Charge Conference 

We will meet at Charge Conference on JUNE 27that 7pm to Affirm our Ministry Action Plan. 

Next Steps: The goals and plans outlined here will be returned to the Church Council, and all our ministry teams and committees as we strive to live God’s call in our world. 

Future staffing, budgeting and facility use and needs will be prioritized based on our goals as outlined in our Ministry Action Plan. 
Follow this link to find the here.
Survey Monkey Questionnaire here.


G.A.P. Chart – M.A.P. Part II

Mission Statement: Building Relationships of Justice, Faith and Hospitality to bring God’s Love to All People.


M.A.P. Background & Overview

Ministry Action Plan Background & Overview for Vista United Methodist Church
  • Mission/Vision Statement: Building Relationships of Justice, Faith and Hospitality to bring
    God’s love to All People.
  • Our Core Values: Family, Belief, Service to Others, Welcoming Others, Remembering our
Past, Worship/Music/Arts
“Then the Lord answered me and said, “Write a vision, and make it plain upon a tablet
so that a runner can read it. There is still a vision for the appointed time; it testifies to
the end; it does not deceive. If it delays, wait for it; for it is surely coming; it will not be
late. Some people’s desires are truly audacious; they don’t do the right thing. But the
righteous person will live honestly.” Habakkuk 2:2-4