2020 Clarity of Vision – A Purposeful Plan

2020 Clarity of Vision

20/20 vision is a term used to express normal visual acuity, the clarity of vision measured at twenty feet. It does not necessarily mean perfect vision. It indicates the clarity of vision at a distance, which is considered typical and reasonable for a person to “see.” As the United States Association of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGSUSA) looks to our future with hope, we seek to articulate a clarity of vision that is regular and reasonable for our association and those interested in the religious life of children – a clarity of vision that helps us to “see” how our mission and purpose actively impact the world in which we live and the children and adults we serve.

We are at a moment in our history where we must discern a sustainable future for our association that is clear, compelling, and inclusive. It needs to be clear enough to see what is in our immediate vision and compelling enough to be meaningful to those who hear it. It needs to be inclusive enough that those who hear will then help to make it happen and believe they can play an important part in moving forward. As we addressed the practicalities of being a national nonprofit corporation, we held to our guiding principles. This is a very delicate line to walk yet one we are capable of walking with the wisdom and knowledge that comes from the Holy Spirit. We must find ways to become more financially sustainable and stable. We trust that it is in God’s plan that we do so.

In this 2020 Vision – A Purposeful Plan, we offer clarity of vision that is regular and reasonable for our association – a clarity of vision that helps us to “see” how our mission and purpose actively impacting the world in which we live and the children and adults we serve.  This purposeful plan anticipates the inevitability of change, focuses on CGSUSA’s mission, and is realistic, comprehensive, and integrated across all the Association’s functions.