Church-Wide Strategic Planning


What's Next for Your Church or Ministry?

In 2013, Ministry Architects began its journey into whole church consulting.

After years of working with youth and children’s ministries, more and more of our friends told us, “This isn’t just about Sustainable Youth Ministry; it’s about Sustainable Ministry.” It became increasingly clear that the same foundational principles of sustainable ministry apply in profound ways to entire churches.

If your church has a dream that just won’t let go but that has struggled to get traction, if your church has found itself stuck or plateaued, if your church has made strategic plans that have gotten sidelined by the day-to-day, the Ministry Architects systems may just be your solution to moving you beyond those intractable challenges that have kept your church baffled.


"Wow -- I felt like I was opening a treasure chest as I opened your email. Thank you! This is a huge help to us." - Pastor Tim Knauff, Christ Lutheran Church



"We had over 90 people participate in the focus groups and 100 at the presentation. Without exception the comments have reflected a high sense of being heard, taken seriously, and the information being put to good use. Our leadership wholeheartedly embraced the proposal, and we are excited about building and expanding our ministry. We are confident that the partnership with Ministry Architects is one of the most indispensable elements for insuring future success in all our ministries."


The process looks like this:

1. We listen and identify your church’s areas of greatest passion and the obstacles keeping you from getting there.

2. We create for you a manageable, step-by-step strategic plan (or in some cases, we develop a manageable timeline for the strategic plan you’ve already got).

3. We sequence the work and (this is where we are different from most consultants) actually implement that strategic plan right alongside you. When churches bring on Ministry Architects beyond the assessment, we give you more than a plan; we share the load to ensure the plan gets executed.

If you’d like to talk with one of us about the possibility of our conducting a Whole Church Ministry Assessment at your church, and/or would like to talk with churches we’ve served with our consulting, please give us a call at 877-462-5718 or fill out the contact form on this page.