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What is program planning?

Program planning is a process by which an idea becomes a reality as a new project, activity or initiative. This involves identifying an idea worth pursuing, exploring possibilities, choosing a direction, incorporating resources, learning new skills, letting go of competing commitments, taking on operational tasks, and evaluating the results.

 

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  • If implementing your project idea is beyond your current ability, your congregation will want to focus on learning. Read this blog on congregational learning.

  • Take time to clearly define the challenge or reason for the new program. Throughout the learning journey be willing to adjust those definitions as needed.

  • Any program or initiative worth doing will create disappointment somewhere along the road to implementation. Being aware of that reality builds resilience to help you overcome those setbacks.  

 

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Your congregation is likely working on something new right now. You may be exploring the possibility of a youth mission trip. Or maybe your finance team wants to take an entirely new approach to...

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As a pastor, have you earned enough pastoral capital to accomplish what you seek to do?

In seminary, my leadership professor described the importance of building capital with parishioners. We...

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Many congregational leaders know the importance of clear mission and vision statements. However, congregational leaders are less capable at enacting plans.

Years ago, Kennon Callahan described...

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Large the learning congregation
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This essay discusses eight behaviors of congregations that learn well.

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This congregational assessment from Holy Cow Consulting provides benchmark data to inform decisions about identity, clergy search, strategic...

Large the art of powerful questions
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This 16-page booklet provides a practical framework for formulating powerful questions, skills for leading "inquiring systems," and examples of companies that have harnessed the power of asking...

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Easy-to-use, this resource is designed to help congregational learning teams make a transition from a pastoral to program size church using a five-step process.

Large how your cong learns
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This resource lays out a process for congregational leaders to move from identifying a challenge to solving the issue, a transition that takes form in the learning journey.

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For six years the Life Long Faith Journal has been an inspirational guide for those who see growth in faith understanding as essential to life. It is now available online at no cost in PDF format....

Large becoming a congregation of learners
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This user-friendly resource outlines five stages to transform synagogues into learning congregations.

Large why we arent learning
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This article identifies four factors that keep congregational leaders from adapting.

Large insights into congregational conflict
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Part of a series produced by Faith Communities Today, this article analyzes the results of two surveys on the subject of congregational conflict.

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This resource presents the Missional Church Learning Experience as a potential model to help congregations develop missional projects with partnering churches to share experiences and ensure...

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