Who Does the Planning?

Blog. Susan Beaumont. November 4, 2010.


This web resource by Susan Beaumont, a former Area Minister in the American Baptist Churches and now a leading consultant specializing in the unique dynamics of large congregations, suggests that the nature of the strategic planning process for large congregations calls for a separate planning team and offers thoughts on how to select team members.



Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders



Practical Applications

  • Consider facilitating a self-study process that includes data gathering, discernment, and decision making.
  • Learn how to strategically plan better within your congregation, regardless of size.

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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