During the seminar Ken Willard will lead your team through a process designed to add clarity to the following key areas: 

  • Prayer - the foundation, prayer team's focus and prayerwalking the community.
  • Church Lifecycles - where the church is now and how to launch a new lifecycle.
  • Theology of Change - Biblical term for change is not conformation (which is the enemy of change) but transformation.
  • Core Values - the constant, passionate, biblical core beliefs which drive our ministry. 
  • Mission - a broad, brief, biblical statement of what the ministry is supposed to be doing. (Matthew 28:19-20)
  • Vision - a clear, concise, compelling, challenging picture of the future of the ministry, as you believe it can and must be. 
  • Managing Conflict - when we don't know how to handle conflict, little troubles can become lethally toxic.
  • Goals - tangible measurements on the path to our vision. (must be SMARTER)

This seminar can be adjusted to the specific needs of your church. Here are some examples: 

1) A half-day (four-hour) teaching session where we cover each of the key area in detail. 

2) A full-day session where we both teach through all of the key areas and incorporate specific elements of your ministry. 

  • history, statistics, demographics of the mission field, current opportunities, etc. 

3) A weekend retreat for the church leadership team. All the elements of the full-day session along with time to process and an opportunity to work on both vision and goals for the coming year. 

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Strategic Ministry Planning

Does This Year Look A Lot Like Last Year? 

Is Your Church Ready to Move Into God's Preferred Future? 

Strategic Ministry Planning: An intentional process used by church leaders to connect activities of the church to God's plan and vision for their local ministry in the community. 

Healthy organizations, churches included, focus on some type of strategic planning at least annually. While strategic planning is often thought of in a business context, we find examples throughout the Bible. (see the book of Nehemiah for some great examples)