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What is Strategic Envisioning?
Our process is designed to help churches break through barriers and maximize their impact for the Kingdom. Whether your church is in need of revitalization, experiencing a senior leadership transition, or your church is experiencing growing pains. Because Strategic Envisioning is both a time-proven process and is intentionally contextualized to your situation, Strategic Envisioning benefits churches under 100, medium-sized churches, and large churches alike.
The Strategic Envisioning process involves five phases:
Phase 1: PREPARE
Prepare the groundwork for growth and change.
The first stage is about preparing the church for the process of Strategic Envisioning.
- Forming a Strategic Leadership Team (SLT)
This is the group of known leaders within the church who will guide and lead the Strategic Envisioning process.
- Conducting the Church Ministry Analysis (CMA)
This is a comprehensive snapshot-in-time that analyzes four “vital signs” of your church.
- Laying a Spiritual Foundation
TMG believes that our strategic process is fundamentally a spiritual journey, and therefore heart-work must be done before any strategic work will be effective.
The second stage is about prioritizing the church’s identity development.
- Developing or re-confirming the Mission statement
Your church’s mission statement will determine the direction and focus of the church.
- Defining the church’s actual and aspirational Core Values
Your church’s core values bring clarity to your motivations for ministry.
Phase 2: PRIORITIZE
PRIORITIZE IDENTITY FORMATION TO BUILD A GUIDING FRAMEWORK.
Phase 3: Process
Process through six key areas of strategy.
The third stage is about processing through six key areas of strategy.
- Develop critical strategies in key areas that are in alignment with the church’s identity
Rather than looking at individual ministries, the church processes through strategy areas that impact every ministry of the church.
- Begin vision formation through strategy
TMG believes that vision and strategy are two sides of the same coin; Vision development occurs alongside strategy formation.
- Plan for and initiate strategy implementation
Implementation must be prioritized from the beginning in order to be effective.
Six Strategy Areas:
The fourth stage is about translating strategy into vision.
- Craft & present Vision Statements around key strategies
Teams refine and present their Vision for their area of implementation.
- Leadership develops a unified, cohesive Vision for the future
The senior leadership crafts a clear, compelling, and unified Vision for the church, based on the collective visioning work of empowered teams.
Phase 4: PERCEIVE
Perceive a compelling and actionable vision.
Phase 5: Perform
Execute long-term implementation guidelines for success.
The fifth stage is about putting strategies into practice and pursuing the Vision.
- Create performance goals
Well-crafted performance goals help ensure the church is staying on track with core strategies.
- Commit to implementation practices
TMG has time-tested methods and guidelines for successful implementation.
- Develop effective tactics for evaluation
Effective evaluation is the “teeth” for performance goals and implementation.
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