Asbury Commit Campaign

Beginning in late 2022, Asbury set out to create a strategic plan built around Asbury's Mission, Vision, and Purpose statements that were introduced in January, 2020. A Strategic Planning Team was established that reported to Asbury's Administrative Council and consisted of Pastor Kip, Pastor Matt, Nathan Grau, Tina Jackson, and Cindy Nelson. 

The team used project management tools and assessments to help guide months of congregational meetings, individual conversations, and congregational and community demographic studies. All of this work was guided by prayer as we assessed Asbury's strengths, gaps, and potential opportunities to create new ministries or enhance existing ministries. 

The Commit Campaign Strategic Plan was adopted by the Asbury Administrative Council in July, 2023 as a working document to guide the next 3-5 years of our ministry together at Asbury.

2.24 Updated Commit Campaign Strategic Plan

Commit Campaign Strategic Plan Original Final Draft


Demographic Studies

The following demographic studies of the area surrounding Asbury were provided by the Dakotas Conference Office with the most recent data available:

Executive Insight- 1 mile

Quick Insight- 1 mile

Quick Insight- 5 miles

Quick Insight- 10 miles

Asbury stakeholder conversation summaries

Between November 2022 and January 2023 Asbury's Strategic Planning Team carried out over 30 conversations with individuals and couples from Asbury to identify the church's strengths and weaknesses and to hear their dreams for the future of Asbury. The following document is a brief summary of those conversations.

Asbury Stakeholder Conversation Summary

Strategic Plan A3

This document is a strategic planning tool that outlines why the project exists, some of the current ministry conditions, goals and plans for the strategic planning process, and potential areas for follow up once the strategic plan is created.

Asbury Strategic Plan A3

Asbury core values assessment

This document is a brief outline of Asbury's core values that were determined by the Strategic Planning Team based on the individual stakeholder, Asbury ministry team, and congregational meetings that took place between November 2022 and January 2023. We addressed these core values more fully in the message series "Why Am I Here?" that was presented February 5-19, 2023. Those messages may be found on our Message Archives page.

Asbury Core Values Assessment