Many congregational leaders know the importance of clear vision and mission statements. Some of us have experienced positive energy working with a team that articulates congregational hopes and...
Assessment tools are used in congregational planning. Such tools are helpful in strategic planning, formation of new programs, improvement of existing projects and more.
There are internal...
In recent years, many congregations have asked about the use of Appreciative Inquiry (AI).
Appreciative Inquiry is the process of identifying, considering...
This two-page guide examines what to consider when beginning the strategic planning process, outlining the virtues of self-led and consultant-led processes.
This practical article shares the insights of six congregations who hired strategic planning consultants.
This book of practical tools turns strategic planning into “holy conversations” guided by three critical questions.
This five-minute video introduces the entire strategic planning process through illustrations on a white board.
This book emphasizes the importance of planning to carry out a mission, breaking down strategic planning into a four-fold process.
This article provides a template for an annual Congregational Plan Book.
This resource helps readers design an agenda that will lead to new options and changed behavior through strategic conversation.
This book equips churches with the tools needed to start a journey towards discovering their full potential. It will be helpful for congregations who are in transition, stymied by a lack of...
This book covers all aspects of congregational stewardship, ranging from the spirituality of giving to the need for strategic planning in fundraising efforts.
This book describes a six-step process for designing and implementing a project evaluation, introduciing project planning as a mission-related practice.