This book provides four strategic planning steps to help your congregation fulfill its mission. Stop to pray and discern if your congregation is doing what God intends. Look at God's word to understand your mission and review or write your congregation's mission statement. Listen to the mission mandate of Christ and the needs of others in establishing goals for the congregation. Go to implement your action plans with confidence and hope in God's blessings. The activities in this book have been field-tested in a variety of settings. Use this book on your own, with your congregation council, or in strategic planning or management teams.
Our Mission provides a four-step process for discovering God's call for your congregation. The mission of the church is the same at all times and in all ages, but takes shape in different ways from one congregation to another. This book assists congregations in writing a mission statement, establishing goals, and creating action plans to carry out those goals.The four strategic planning steps to help your congregation fulfill its mission: STOP to pray and discern if your congregation is fulfilling the will of God LOOK at God's word to make sure it is at the heart of your mission LISTEN to the mission mandate of Christ to establish goals for the congregation GO to implement your action plans with confidence and hope in God's blessings. This book can be used by pastors and congregational leaders for strategic planning and effective management. See Excerpts for reproducible tools that can be downloaded and customized.Who might find it helpfulPastors Church staff members Council presidents Strategic planning teams Management committees Evangelism committees
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