Strategic congregational planning determines where an organization is going over the next year or more, how it is going to get there and how it will know if it got there or not. Far more important than the strategic plan document, is the planning process itself. There are a variety of perspectives about strategic planning and a variety of approaches used in the strategic congregational planning process.
The first step in a strategic plan is a review of the vision and mission. We want to ensure that these statements align with the congregation’s experience and direct ministry plans.
M&M International will illustrate and practice techniques with congregations to create or refine a vision or mission statement. Techniques and sample materials will be reviewed and illustrated.
• Dare to dream
• God’s vision and mission for us.
A long-term Strategic Plan provides guidance on high-level areas of ministry, physical and human resource needs. With this, your congregation will have an actionable plan with realistic and achievable goals.
Meet your neighbours and co-create your future.
Missional Engagement is an in-depth process which seeks to align physical, human and financial resources with God’s mission and the many ministry opportunities that exist in the church and broader community.
This is an opportunity to research deeply the current congregational needs and current practices as well as understanding who are neighbors are and how we are called to serve. It is often used when a congregation is at a cross-roads and a natural next step is not immediately obvious, for example declining congregation, merged congregations, buildings requiring maintenance or re-use options.
Inform and empower your team.
You have a vision; sometimes all your team needs is a nudge in the right direction. Our workshops help your clergy, staff, lay leaders and/or volunteers set out on the right track. M & M International believes in empowering your leadership team with the tools needed to conduct self-guided strategic plans, missional planning and financial stewardship.
We offer our expertise as a one or two-day workshops and we are available to present at conferences regarding trends in the faith-based sector, environmental stewardship, and more.