Strategic Planning

Center for Congregations, 2016.


This two-page guide examines what to consider when beginning the strategic planning process, outlining the virtues of self-led and consultant-led processes.


list of interview questions for a strategic planning consultant

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders



Practical Applications

  • Decide if you need an outside consultant or a self-led planning process by reading the pros and cons of each option.
  • Effectively interview a potential strategic planning consultant by using the pre-written list of interview questions.

About the Contributor

Marie Fleming

Marie Fleming was a contract resource consultant for the Center for Congregations. Her consulting practice includes congregation-based Permaculture Design and equipping congregations for creation care.

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