The Strategic Church Leadership Process, Part 4

Strategic Church Leadership

In The Strategic Church Leadership Process, Part 1, I discussed the first two steps of the process: Clarify the Culture, and Identify the Values. Once the culture of your church has been clarified and the values identified, you can then move on to setting the goals necessary to accomplishing the vision that God has given you for your church.  In The Strategic Church Leadership Process, Part 2, I discussed how to plan your goals and focus your strategy for accomplishing those goals.  Then, in The Strategic Church Leadership Process, Part 3, I covered organizing and aligning the systems of your church, and the execution of your strategic plan.  Click on the links above to read those posts.

Now, we turn our attention to the final two steps in the process:  unlocking the creativity and evaluating the progress.

Step Seven:  Unlock the Creativity

Most pastors or church leaders make one of two mistakes regarding any new strategy:

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The Strategic Church Leadership Process, Part 3

Strategic Church Leadership

In The Strategic Church Leadership Process, Part 1, I discussed the first two steps of the process: Clarify the Culture, and Identify the Values. Once the culture of your church has been clarified and the values identified, you can then move on to setting the goals necessary to accomplishing the vision that God has given you for your church.  In The Strategic Church Leadership Process, Part 2, I discussed how to plan your goals and focus your strategy for accomplishing those goals.  Click on the links above to read those posts.

Now, we turn our attention to organizing and aligning the systems of your church, and execution of your strategic plan.

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The Strategic Church Leadership Process, Part 2

Strategic Church Leadership

In The Strategic Church Leadership Process, Part 1, I discussed the first two steps of the process:  Clarify the Culture, and Identify the Values.  Once the culture of your church has been clarified and the values identified, you can then move on to setting the goals necessary to accomplishing the vision that God has given you for your church.

Step Three:  PLAN THE GOALS

Developing good goals within the church setting is a difficult process.  The exception to this is when your leadership team is comprised of business leaders and executives who have been exposed to the goal setting process.  However, taking the time to help your leadership understand how to develop good goals is crucial to achieving your unique vision.  In this step, you begin to develop a list of goals that the church needs to accomplish in order to make the vision a reality.  In goal setting, it is vitally important to understand the many varied aspects that go into planning the goals for the church.  I will list a few of the major aspects here.

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The Strategic Church Leadership Process, Part 1

Strategic Church Leadership

In my previous post What is Strategic Church Leadership?, I discussed the need for an overall strategy for looking at the local church.  As pastors and church leaders, we need to set aside time in our schedules for Big Picture Thinking – looking at the church from an overall perspective.  Now, I want to begin to unpack the Strategic Church Leadership Process.  In this post, I will share the first two steps in the process and subsequent posts will share the remaining steps.  Here is the diagram that I use to explain all the steps in the process.

Strategic Church Leadership Process

Strategic Church Leadership Process

 

The process begins in the bottom right corner and progresses as you move up the right side of the mountain.  After reaching the peak, you journey back down the left side of the mountain.  Then, you move across the bottom of the mountain and begin climbing again at a deeper strategic level.  Thus, the process is an ongoing and deepening look at the strategy for the local church.

Step One:  CLARIFY THE CULTURE

This step takes a look at our current reality.  

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What is Strategic Church Leadership?

Strategic Church Leadership

Strategic Church Leadership is my new eBook outlining a simple process that I have developed to help the local church reach its full potential for God’s kingdom! Many pastors and church leaders today have a multitude of ideas and resources at their disposal. The difficulty lies not in the availability of tools for ministry. Rather, the difficulty lies in how we utilize those tools as part of an overall strategy for the local church.

With so many tools and resources available to us, why do our churches still struggle to reach their full potential?  

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