How to Prepare Your Church for Strategic Planning

By Chris Vacher

September 11, 2022

Pastors, are you looking to engage your church in strategic planning but don’t know where to start? You want to make sure you include the right people at the right time so that your church’s vision comes to fruition. Here are a few tips on how you can prepare for strategic church planning.





The first step is identifying what you want to achieve through strategic planning. What are your church’s core values? What is your mission statement? Once you have a clear understanding of what you want to achieve, you can start to develop a plan on how to get there.





The second step is identifying who needs to be involved in the process. It’s important to include key stakeholders from various ministries in your church. You want to make sure that everyone who is going to be affected by the strategic plan has a voice in the process.





The third step is setting a timeline for the process. This will help ensure that everyone stays on track and that the process doesn’t drag on for too long.





The fourth step is to create a budget for the process. This will ensure that you have the resources necessary to carry out the strategic plan.





The fifth and final step is to create tangible goals and objectives that can be measured. This will help you to track your progress and see if you are achieving the results you desire.





By following these simple steps, you can set your church up for success as you engage in strategic planning. Make sure to include the right people at the right time, so that your church can achieve its vision.



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