A member of the Long Range Analysis Committee has the unique opportunity to develop a long-term perspective of the development of QUUF (over 5 to 15 years) for the purpose of trying to identify crucial growth questions that should permeate and guide long-range decisions by the Fellowship. The member also has the opportunity to keep grounded in reality by researching, collecting and maintaining yearly data documenting the physical growth of the Fellowship.
Committee members are encouraged to creatively consider the long-range choices before QUUF. The necessity of thinking clearly and creatively while working with others has the potential to build a strong sense of synergy among committee members. The lack of decision-making power challenges the volunteer to find ways to reach out to others – A committee member also has the satisfaction of maintaining historical growth data which should give a sense of reality to any choices for vista scenarios the committee might construct. The net result for a congregation is a sense that when it’s time to make decisions about the future, we understand where we’re headed and how the choices made to get there will impact us.
Some experience with the evolution of QUUF. A team player who not only listens carefully to other committee members but also keeps alert to general membership needs and Board agendas. A familiarity with Excel spreadsheets is a great benefit. A willingness to collect data, and to share committee insights with others through writing or speaking.