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Congregational Planning

Congregational Planning

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  1. Congregational Planning Setting Direction for Ministry under Christ

  2. Why Plan? • God does - creation, salvation, election, eternal life. • God encourages us to do so – “The plan of the diligent lead to profit …” (Prov. 21:5). • It provides an opportunity to develop a coordinated vision and plan, under God, for the next years to come.

  3. Why Plan? • It gives members a sense of ownership in our church and her vision as it provides members with an opportunity for in-put; • It helps us see achievements for which to thank God as well as failures for which to seek God’s forgiveness and help;

  4. Why Plan? • It heightens awareness among our members of the opportunities and challenges we face. • It provides opportunities to communicate our church’s mission, objectives, vision and goals. • It helps our people to understand the ministry their offerings support. • Other?

  5. Lack of Good Planning… … may lead to ministry… …confusion …poor stewardship …frustration …paralysis

  6. What might be reasons that congregations don’t plan for ministry?

  7. Starting out – Option 1

  8. Starting out Someone or some group, bold and respected, sells the congregation’s leadership on the need to plan.

  9. Starting out With council approval gather a coordinating team of 3-7 people.

  10. Coordinating team including… • Pastor • A church councilman • Men • Women • Members who are … • ...Respected …Faithful…Spiritually mature • …Competent …Mission minded …Goal oriented

  11. Starting out Coordinating team lays out process and time-line

  12. Establishing Process • Review of mission and objectives • Assess present ministry • Summaries, observations & recommendations

  13. Establishing Process • Report to leaders (and members) • Develop vision • Establish priorities • Set short-term and long-term goals/plans • Establish SMART goals / strategies

  14. Establishing Process • Prioritize new efforts & work into budget • Communicate to congregation / seek approval • Implement first year plans • Review, revise and prioritize plans annually • Evaluate progress toward vision regularly

  15. Develop Vision & Plan – Option 2

  16. Develop Vision & Plan – Option 2 • Each board evaluates their area • Boards identify items that need attention • (Gaps … Enhancements … Opportunities) • Boards develop a 3-yr. vision for their area • Boards prioritize vision components (based on importance & timing) • Boards set 1-yr. priorities

  17. Develop Vision & Plan – Option 2 • Council reviews board priorities & establishes the top emphases for the vision, prioritizing and timing them. • Council establishes major emphases for the next year as short-term the next 2-3 as mid-term, and beyond as long-term. • (Classifications depend on urgency, feasibility, • planning necessary, etc.; plans are general)

  18. Develop Vision & Plan – Option 2 Communicate Plan to Congregation Inform Solicit reaction Seek approval

  19. Develop Vision & Plan – Option 2 Boards Establish SMART goals • Includes … • …what • …why • …who • …how • …when • …how much • S = specific • M = measurable • A = action oriented • R = realistic • T = time driven

  20. Develop Vision & Plan – Option 2 Budget for next budget year • Set good and reasonable assumptions. • New programs will require additional offerings or elimination of existing programs or a combination of the two. • To increase offerings requires a well-developed communication plan for the whole congregation.

  21. Develop Vision & Plan – Option 2 Implement • Those responsible for implementing goals pursue them. • Boards clarify the …what, why, who, how, when, how much, accountability, etc.

  22. Develop Vision & Plan – Option 2 Regularly review, revise & prioritize • Plans – are goals being achieved, plans updated, and priorities renewed? • People – are people achieving their goals? • Problems – are there issues that need attention? • PR – is the congregation being informed?

  23. After ?? yrs. repeat process & renew the vision • Triggering the process is a role that needs to be in some leader’s or group’s job description. • Council, president, vice-president, planning committee chairman or pastor are possibilities.

  24. Strategic Planning – a big job … but … • It sets direction for council, boards and staff. • The bigger the congregation, the greater the job in planning, but also the greater need for planning. • Good planning is important for good stewardship. • Good planning done to God’s glory brings blessing!

  25. Planning Process & Timeline St. Paul’s New Ulm

  26. Vision & Planning Docment St. Paul’s New Ulm

  27. Smart Goals MN District Planning Document

  28. Issues in Implementing Discussion

  29. Traction Summary of Book by Gino Wickman

  30. Lunch Gym 12:15-1:00

  31. Prioritization for Budget

  32. Planning / Implementing Exercise

  33. Questions / Discussion