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.
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
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