Mission Planning: Do-It-Yourself Tools

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

This website, provided by Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), has curated do-it-yourself planning resources created across the ELCA and other traditions as part of their Mission Planning.


planning resources; tools; self-assessment; downloadable documents

Best For

clergy and lay leaders



Suggested Uses

  • Reflect on your congregation's place in the life cycle and the challenges and opportunities from that place.
  • Learn how to better assist and listen to your congregation and community after completing the do-it-yourself research tools.

About the Contributor

Sandra Herron

Sandra Herron is the founding principal and owner of MiddlEdge, Inc., a management consultancy dedicated to helping congregations align their strategy, people, structure, and processes to achieve their vision. She is an experienced adult educator, trainer and facilitator in academic, community, corporate and ministry settings.

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