In early 2010, with the new Executive Director, Stuart Ray, on board, the Guiding Light Board of Directors initiated a strategic planning process to define the goals, strategies, and objectives of the Mission for 2012 through 2014.
Our growth continues and in 2016, the Board of Directors created the next steps for Guiding Light, with a Three-Year Strategic Plan to take us into 2019.
A Message from the Board
What an honor to be part of this wonderful ministry at this exciting time. Everyone loves playing for a winning team, with energy and excitement and the thrill of making an impact.
Guiding Light is about change—changing the course of each life to reflect God’s plan for health and happiness and spiritual peace. We are focused on bringing about this positive change in men’s lives and in our world. That is our calling and our passion.
This ministry is showing such growth, unimagined just a few years ago. Iron House, The Job Post, Back to Work and Guiding Light Recovery are yielding rich fruits for our men, the organization, and our community. These are new bridges of opportunity, helping men transition from rescue to recovery and full re-engagement.
We still do what we have always done – share Christ’s love by offering a hand to those at the end of their rope. Now we offer even more – real, sustainable recovery, supported with safe, affordable housing and employment that leads to full social re-engagement and personal restoration. Men are meeting Christ and being saved, changed, transformed.
As the world changes, we must too, applying insight and wisdom, remaining strategically focused and disciplined, yet nimble and responsive to new opportunities and challenges. We share the Good News by showing God’s love in a changing context with excellence. We are a leader in comprehensive rescue, recovery and re-engagement; helping each person
realize his God-given potential and dignity while contributing to a healthy community.
This Strategic Plan charts our course for the coming years. It includes our Mission, Vision, Goal Statements and Objectives, Guiding Principles and our Dashboard. As our stakeholder partners, we hope you will look carefully at these vibrant plans to meet our God-given opportunities in the future.
Real change is hard work—whether that is in a life or an organization. It takes a vision and determined commitment; and it takes many hands. Nobody changes alone—that is true for our clients and it is true for an organization. You will see this clearly in this Strategic Plan.
Guiding Light has been graced with many hands, big hearts and a clear vision that the Gospel we believe calls forth the good for every life, to heal every wound, realize every gift, repair every broken part of a person and his family and the community. Thank you for being part of this amazing organization, fulfilling this wonderful mission that impacts lives deeply and permanently, for the Glory of God and the coming of God’s Kingdom.
View it in its entirety by clicking here: Guiding Light Strategic Plan