Strategic Planning in Congregations

Center for Congregations, 2017.


This practical article shares the insights of six congregations who hired strategic planning consultants.


survey results from other congregations and strategic planning consultants

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders



Practical Applications

  • Make a confident decision about hiring a consultant by learning from other congregations’ experiences and by understanding the various methodologies used by planning consultants.
  • Learn what expenses to expect when contracting with a strategic planning consultant.

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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