Strategic Planning

Developing a strategy and plan is how the church achieves its mission and vision. Writing goals, mapping out steps to complete goals and assigning accountability for meeting objectives is how work gets accomplished. This section offers articles and tips on developing strategy, articulating vision and measuring the success of the church.

Church Planning – 4 Steps to Church Strategic Planning

by Patricia March 26, 2014
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Strategic planning is an important part of the creation, development and growth of any organization.  Ministries that are interested in church growth are not exempt from planning. Church planning helps the organization map out strategic steps to achieve its mission and vision. Churches can experience a level of success without a plan, but those who [...]

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Does Your Church Need a Public Relations Strategy?

by Patricia July 19, 2012
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  Public Relations management is influencing how an organization is perceived by the community it serves – but do churches really need a strategy to manage public relations?  Should they care about how others view them? The answer is yes – because the church represents Christ and the church body has a responsibility for making [...]

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Critical Success Factor Examples

by Patricia January 1, 2012
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  Whether you are managing a restaurant, nonprofit organization or a church, it is important to know that you are focusing on those things that help move the organization forward and achieving results. Anyone who manages an organization understands how challenging it is to stop the day-to-day tasks and check to see how well the organization [...]

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Growing your Church – 7 Keys to Church Growth

by Patricia December 14, 2011
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Getting churches ready for growth is an important step in preparation for the upcoming harvest of souls.  Growing a church takes vision, thought and strategy.  Successful churches are those that follow a God-given vision and map out steps to achieve that vision.  The beauty of the body of Christ is that God uses everyone in [...]

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Church Vision – How to Write a Church Vision, Mission and Values Statement

by Patricia December 14, 2011
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A vision statement provides direction and a target for the church.  It is a tool to help the organization fulfill what God has called it to do. It is the bullseye!  The value of a church vision statement is that it gives church leadership, employees and congregants a shared goal.  Every organization needs to understand [...]

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7 Steps to Implementing Church Strategy

by Patricia December 14, 2011

Implementing a church vision requires planning and management skills.  A strategic planis only as effective as the goals that are written to implement it and goals are only as effective as the people who are responsible for completing them. The following is a visual of what levels there are to implementing an organizational vision and [...]

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