How to Start Strategic Planning

By Chris Vacher

August 09, 2022

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Strategic planning is an important process for churches and pastors to undertake in order to achieve their long-term vision and goals. It gives direction and focus, sets measurable goals, and unites the team around a common cause. The process typically includes four steps: setting the direction, doing the analysis, developing the plan, and implementation.

Getting started with strategic planning can feel daunting, but there are many resources available to help you get started. Tips for making the most of your strategic plan include staying focused on your mission, involving key leaders in the process, and being open to change. The strategic planning process is an ongoing one, so it’s important to revisit your plan regularly and make necessary adjustments.

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