Church Consultation – Strategic Planning
Does your church have a strategic plan? And if it does, have you recently reviewed it to ensure it reflects your response to the challenges presented by the post-pandemic 21st century?
The Center for Healthy Churches-PneuMatrix is here to help you build a strategic vision and plan that reflects your church’s mission and hopes for the future. This isn’t just an outline of where you want to be as a church but how you are going to get there.
Common Critical Strategies and Key Objectives
Still a little fuzzy on what a strategic vision plan looks like for your church? Here are some common examples from our clients around the country. The critical strategies are bolded, and the key objectives are listed below.
Please note that this is a stripped-down version of a generic strategic plan. Often, these sections will be much more fleshed out with your church’s details and plans. Not all of these examples will apply to your church.
- Establish metrics that measure impact as well as count attendance
- Establish viable off-campus community groups for those who cannot or will not attend events at the church facility
- Invite the congregation to participate in engagement events with non-believers.
- Seek out affinity groups in your community who are in need (ethnic groups, groups united by common challenges: recovery, special needs children, etc.)
- Plant a second campus.
- Initiate an online campus.
- Commit to improving your entrance-to-exit experience to encourage utilization of your space seven days a week.
- Creatively engage the online in small group gatherings and streaming worship experiences.
- Deliberately seek to engage with children in the community who are not biological offspring of church members.
- Dictate that 20% of each staff member’s time will be spent in ministry off-campus with non-church members.
- Improve small group ministry by diving into discipleship-focused teaching
- Help new believers and church-comers understand what it means to follow Christ in an accessible way
- Establish online community life groups based on availability and interest
- Increase bible study and group opportunities for all ages to encourage fellowship and individual study
- Establish leadership development and personal growth plans for the staff
- Improve the church’s ability to grow by establishing, strengthening, and supporting growth objectives in every ministry area
- Invest in the development and upgrading of the church’s IT infrastructure and digital media presence
- Streamline organizational structure to be more nimble and responsive to opportunities
- Improve bookkeeping and documentation processes
If this list of objectives inspires or overwhelms you, contact us to connect you with one of our church consultation experts.