From CMF news - Winter 2018 - Looking forward
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We are now in the third year of our five-year 2020 ACTIVE Vision with six main strategic priorities - Advocacy, Communications, Training, International Partnerships, Volunteering and Evangelism.
Integral to this is the mobilisation of members under the direction of our new National Field Director, John Greenall and the building of a strong volunteer workforce in four main areas: Regional Catalyst Teams, Deep:ER Fellowships, Associate Staff Workers, and other opportunities.
These changes are really starting to bear fruit. Over the last three years Catalyst Teams have been established in six regions to stimulate local ministry; fifteen junior doctors and students have so far been engaged in our one year Deep:ER ministry training programme; five members have served as Associate Staff Workers and many others have been involved as speakers and trainers. All these people have given their time voluntarily to serve the Fellowship.
Needs going forward
The board and senior staff have prayerfully considered what we need going forward to maintain momentum and streamline our ministry and have identified five priorities.
We are encouraged but still feel we are only scraping the surface. We also face huge new challenges, with Peter Saunders moving on as CEO after 27 years with CMF. The search is currently underway for his successor. We are also significantly stretched, especially in the areas of administrative and IT support for our ministry staff. We need a to develop our ministry and admin staff to support the growing volunteer opportunities we are developing with members.
There are big financial challenges too. We are projecting a deficit of over £80,000 this year - over 5% of our annual budget of £1.5million.