Restoration Vision Implementation
prayer picMore than two years after Highland’s elders, ministers and other members began the process of discerning a new vision for the church, that vision is in various stages of implementation, now led by a nine-member team. A Restoration Movement: A Ten Year Vision of the Highland Church of Christ was presented in 2012 and called for all members of the Highland church to partner with God in 15 initiatives to restore Highland, Abilene and the world. Highland members in November gave or pledged $3.42 million over the next three years as part of the Called Campaign, and in January, the elders approved an implementation plan that included the appointment of a leadership team. Vision Implementation Leadership Team members are Ben Siburt (chairman), Royce Curtis, Jennifer Green, Jim Litton, Roland Orr, Alan Porter, Diane Rose, Gus White and David Wray. Some of the initiatives included in the Called Campaign have already received their funds for the first year, and others will be distributed as campaign commitments are fulfilled. “Because most of the commitments are three-year pledges, implementing the funding of various initiatives has to be managed relative to cash inflow,” Orr said. “Managing the cash inflow and outflow is one of the responsibilities of the Vision Implementation Leadership Team.”