How do you know when it’s time for a redirection? Does your congregation need a fresh dream or more explicit direction?
Here’s a good starting metric: check the level of enthusiasm in your church. Can you find it? Is it focused and aligned or scattered and invested in all sorts of places?
If the enthusiasm isn’t palpable, that’s one characteristic to note. If it’s not directed towards a particular program, goal, or vision that’s also noteworthy. And both are good indicators that it’s time for your community to do some strategic planning.
While guiding vision conversations is one of our favorite things to do (this work aligns perfectly with implementing healthy systems and innovative change for the future of the church), if you’re aiming to set some goals and steer direction on your own, here are a few things to keep in mind:Strategic-Planning-Dos-Donts
Still need help in creating a strategic plan for your congregation’s future? Sign up for a free coaching call with one of our experts who can begin walking you through your next steps towards a more focused and aligned vision.