This is a part of a series of posts responding to the question: Is the church a business? Today the focus is on strategic planning.
Strategic planning is a part of the culture at Resurrection. From strategic objectives for the entire congregation for the year to goal setting and a review process for each employee it is an important way that ministry is done.
Setting a measurable goal with a date attached to it is one of the key components to strategic planning. Making a goal measurable allows you to determine if it has been completed. Adding a date gives a clear deadline of when it is to be completed. Strategically planning goals and keeping track of completion provides direction and motivation. It can force the congregation to be intentional about what it hopes to accomplish.
While goals are important, what is perhaps more important is the intentionality that comes out of the goal setting process.
Do you see strategic planning as a part of the church? If so, in what way? If not, why not?