Strategy isn’t just for business

Strategy is critical in every part of our lives. If you’re like me, you are constantly looking for new ways to improve things at work, at home, with friends, in your marriage, and in your parenting.

However, one thing I’ve noticed is that strategy can often be looked down upon or criticized in the church. Rather than seek to problem solve, people say, “We need to take some time to pray,” or “Let’s go back to the Scriptures.” Of course we need to be in a constant state of prayer and actively listening for the direction God wants us to lead our churches, but that God-given vision then requires us to take action and make changes.

Carey Nieuwhof wrote about this recently and hit the nail right on the head. Carey said, “Sometimes church people behave like strategy is the enemy. It’s not. It never has been.

‘Just pray about it’ won’t solve your church problems!

At Church Community Builder, we specialize in the implementation of good systems and processes ... but this still starts with strategy. Today I want to share some of our best content to help you create a strategy for a problem you’re facing or for your specific ministry focus.

Strategy can be the game-changer for the effectiveness of the ministries in your church. Though it is decidedly more challenging than simply sitting back and watching things happen, it can make a massive impact.

Are you willing to ask the tough questions, get outside feedback, and craft systems, processes, and plans in order to see real life change and growth in your church?

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Posted by Steve Caton on July 01, 2015