HTLC Vision 2021

Completed Goals



Goal: Serve the Community with a Stronger Connection/Impact

  • Members of the congregation and others completed Racial Equity Training
  • The documentary, "Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope" was screened to explore how to help those who experience toxic stress
  • Habitat for Humanity Apostle Build with other area congregations
  • Increased financial support for NC Mission congregations in Charlotte and Cherokee

Goal: Promote Generous Stewardship & Maximize Impact of the HTLC Foundation

  • Hearts on Fire Stewardship Campaign
  • Planned Giving Workshop with Deacon Mitzie Schafer

Goal: Partner with other Churches & Lenoir-Rhyne University

  • Participated in Ecumenical Good Friday Service
  • Continued ecumenical Outreach food program



Goal: Expand Adult Discipleship, Education, and Small Groups

  • Recruited new members to the Faith Formation Team

Goal: Provide Early Childhood Development

  • Pre-School Security Project
  • Pre-School Co-Directors attended annual Evangelical Lutheran Educators Association conference
  • Grew enrollment to 50+ students
  • Hired a floating teacher

Goal: Develop Staff, Cultivate Leaders, & Equip Disciples

  • Called an Associate Pastor



Goal: Unite the HTLC Family

  • Held Cottage Meetings with the congregation to listen and learn
  • Wrote new Mission and Vision statements
  • Established strategic goals and objectives
  • Developed a 3-year Action Plan (currently in progress)

Goal: Preserve Our Legacy & Restore Our Majestic Building

  • Purchased staff computers
  • Replaced Chapel projectors
  • Exterior Painted (doors, railings, signage)
  • North side of building cleaned and sealed 
  • Waterproofed and sealed area between Saints' Hall and Nave

Goal: Update Constitution, By Laws, Policies, and Guidelines

  • Child Protection Program
  • Gift Policy
  • Worship Leader Manual/Handbook



Goal: Invite & Engage New People into our Family, Worship, & Ministry

  • Engage our community and make connections through word and deed
  • Reach out to inactive members and encourage them to reconnect with us

Goal: Raise the Profile of NewSong and Grow Attendance

  • Promoted special NewSong worship events
  • Offered NewSong on some Sunday mornings

Goal: Ministry with Seniors

  • Began providing free meals for Trinitarian quarterly meetings
  • Installed 2 new AED devices in the building