The term “strategic planning” cannot be located in the Bible. The need for planning and for being strategic, however, can be found. Read the following verses for a sampling of what Scripture says about it. . . . Continue reading Strategic Planning Biblically Defined
At the core of all we do as a Church should be our love for God and people — the greatest commandments according to Jesus (Matt. 22:37-40). Hence, at the core of strategic planning should be helping people fulfill that purpose to love God with all of who we are and to love others. All processes we develop should both reflect and promote that love. All steps we propose and decisions we make should align with and lead to such love.
“Strategically plan to help people love God and others?” you might ask. . . . Continue reading At the Core of Strategic Planning
On one hand God tells us to consult with others in our planning and on the other hand we read that we’re to wholly trust Him. Sometimes we find what might appear to be conflicting ideas in Scripture that we need to reconcile. . . . Continue reading Trust God Yet Consult with Others?
When we look at strategic planning biblically, we keep God’s purposes at the core and use processes that follow His design. Certainly, then, when we do that, we should arrive at an outcome near to the heart of God. . . . Continue reading Outcome of Strategic Planning
While Christ-likeness involves so much more than simply modeling Jesus’ behavior, like also maintaining His attitudes and perspective, following His example certainly provides the patterns we need for all we do. Even in leadership tasks like strategic planning, we can learn much from Him. Let’s not merely study and conform to the ways of the world. . . . Continue reading A Christ-like Pattern for Strategic Planning