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7STEPS
TO CREATING A
STRATEGIC PLAN
FOR YOUR CHURCH
STEP 1
CLEARLY IDENTIFY
YOUR DESTINATION
WHERE ARE YOU GOING
AND WHAT WILL IT LOOK LIKE
WHEN YOU GET THERE?
FROM OUR FREE ...
STEP 2
KNOW YOUR
STARTING POINT
YOU’VE GOT TO KNOW WHERE
YOU ARE TODAY IN ORDER TO
DRAW AN ACCURATE MAP
TO YOUR DESTINATIO...
STEP 3
DETERMINE THE
OBSTACLESYOU NEED TO KNOW THE ISSUES AND CHALLENGES
YOU’LL ENCOUNTER ON YOUR JOURNEY FROM
POINT A (WH...
STEP 4
DRAW YOUR MAP
YOU’LL NEED TO DEVELOP A DETAILED ACTION PLAN
TO NAVIGATE THE DRIVE FROM POINT A TO POINT B.
THIS PLA...
STEP 5
PUT IT ON PAPER
A PLAN IS NOT REALLY A PLAN UNTIL YOU WRITE
IT DOWN IN DETAIL. WRITING IT DOWN WILL MAKE
IT EASIER ...
STEP 6
LOAD EVERYONE
IN THE CARALL OF YOUR PLANNING IS NO GOOD IF YOUR
DRIVERS (STAFF AND LEADERSHIP) AREN’T
READY AND YOU...
STEP 7
DRIVE (EXECUTE)
THE PLAN, IF WRITTEN DOWN IN THE MOST
INTRICATE OF DETAIL, IS WORTHLESS
IF YOU DON’T GET IN THE CAR...
THIS IS AN EXCERPT FROM THE ARTICLE
"CREATING A STRATEGIC PLAN,"
WRITTEN BY GREG MORRIS. YOU CAN
FIND THIS ARTICLE IN OUR ...
WANT TO READ MORE? VISIT THE RESOURCES SECTION OF
WWW.PORTABLECHURCH.COM
TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE COPY
“FIVE ESSENTIAL IDEAS ...
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If you’re planting a church or planning to take your existing church in a different direction, you know that God has a plan and has given you a vision. But how do you communicate that vision to every member of your team? You need a strategy that everyone can easily understand and get behind.

Thankfully, Greg Morris has given us these 7 Steps so that you can start creating and communicating your vision today!

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  1. 1. 7STEPS TO CREATING A STRATEGIC PLAN FOR YOUR CHURCH
  2. 2. STEP 1 CLEARLY IDENTIFY YOUR DESTINATION WHERE ARE YOU GOING AND WHAT WILL IT LOOK LIKE WHEN YOU GET THERE? FROM OUR FREE EBOOK... 5 ESSENTIAL IDEAS FOR CHURCH PLANTERS 7 STEPS TO CREATING A STRATEGIC PLAN FOR YOUR CHURCH
  3. 3. STEP 2 KNOW YOUR STARTING POINT YOU’VE GOT TO KNOW WHERE YOU ARE TODAY IN ORDER TO DRAW AN ACCURATE MAP TO YOUR DESTINATION. FROM OUR FREE EBOOK... 5 ESSENTIAL IDEAS FOR CHURCH PLANTERS 7 STEPS TO CREATING A STRATEGIC PLAN FOR YOUR CHURCH
  4. 4. STEP 3 DETERMINE THE OBSTACLESYOU NEED TO KNOW THE ISSUES AND CHALLENGES YOU’LL ENCOUNTER ON YOUR JOURNEY FROM POINT A (WHERE YOU ARE) TO POINT B (WHERE YOU ARE GOING). MINIMIZE SURPRISES AND BE PREPARED FOR THE SPEED BUMPS. FROM OUR FREE EBOOK... 5 ESSENTIAL IDEAS FOR CHURCH PLANTERS 7 STEPS TO CREATING A STRATEGIC PLAN FOR YOUR CHURCH
  5. 5. STEP 4 DRAW YOUR MAP YOU’LL NEED TO DEVELOP A DETAILED ACTION PLAN TO NAVIGATE THE DRIVE FROM POINT A TO POINT B. THIS PLAN SHOULD ACCOUNT FOR THE ROADBLOCKS IDENTIFIED IN STEP 3 AND INCLUDE DIRECTIONS FOR AVOIDING THOSE OBSTACLES. FROM OUR FREE EBOOK... 5 ESSENTIAL IDEAS FOR CHURCH PLANTERS 7 STEPS TO CREATING A STRATEGIC PLAN FOR YOUR CHURCH
  6. 6. STEP 5 PUT IT ON PAPER A PLAN IS NOT REALLY A PLAN UNTIL YOU WRITE IT DOWN IN DETAIL. WRITING IT DOWN WILL MAKE IT EASIER TO COMMUNICATE AND MORE LIKELY THAT YOUR TEAM AND “PASSENGERS” WILL GET ONBOARD. FROM OUR FREE EBOOK... 5 ESSENTIAL IDEAS FOR CHURCH PLANTERS 7 STEPS TO CREATING A STRATEGIC PLAN FOR YOUR CHURCH
  7. 7. STEP 6 LOAD EVERYONE IN THE CARALL OF YOUR PLANNING IS NO GOOD IF YOUR DRIVERS (STAFF AND LEADERSHIP) AREN’T READY AND YOUR PASSENGERS (MEMBERS AND ATTENDERS) AREN’T IN THE CAR. FROM OUR FREE EBOOK... 5 ESSENTIAL IDEAS FOR CHURCH PLANTERS 7 STEPS TO CREATING A STRATEGIC PLAN FOR YOUR CHURCH
  8. 8. STEP 7 DRIVE (EXECUTE) THE PLAN, IF WRITTEN DOWN IN THE MOST INTRICATE OF DETAIL, IS WORTHLESS IF YOU DON’T GET IN THE CAR AND START DRIVING; ACCORDING TO YOUR MAP, OF COURSE. FROM OUR FREE EBOOK... 5 ESSENTIAL IDEAS FOR CHURCH PLANTERS 7 STEPS TO CREATING A STRATEGIC PLAN FOR YOUR CHURCH
  9. 9. THIS IS AN EXCERPT FROM THE ARTICLE "CREATING A STRATEGIC PLAN," WRITTEN BY GREG MORRIS. YOU CAN FIND THIS ARTICLE IN OUR FREE EBOOK, "FIVE ESSENTIAL IDEAS FOR CHURCH PLANTERS." GREG MORRIS HAS OVER TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE IN BOTH FOR-PROFIT AND NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. HE HAS WORKED WITH CHURCHES TO DEVELOP MISSION AND VISION, TO CREATE STRATEGIC PLANS, TO MANAGE CHANGE, AND TO DEVELOP STAFF AND GROW LEADERSHIP. FROM OUR FREE EBOOK... 5 ESSENTIAL IDEAS FOR CHURCH PLANTERS 7 STEPS TO CREATING A STRATEGIC PLAN FOR YOUR CHURCH
  10. 10. WANT TO READ MORE? VISIT THE RESOURCES SECTION OF WWW.PORTABLECHURCH.COM TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE COPY “FIVE ESSENTIAL IDEAS FOR CHURCH PLANTERS” 7 STEPS TO CREATING A STRATEGIC PLAN FOR YOUR CHURCH
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If you’re planting a church or planning to take your existing church in a different direction, you know that God has a plan and has given you a vision. But how do you communicate that vision to every member of your team? You need a strategy that everyone can easily understand and get behind. Thankfully, Greg Morris has given us these 7 Steps so that you can start creating and communicating your vision today!

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