Surprising and sometimes erroneous assumptions are made by church leaders concerning how general parishioners view the mission, vision and values of the community.
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St. Paul was a master strategist with one eye on the global mission of the gospel and another eye on the particular challenges of local communities. He planted; Apollos watered; God gave the growth.
In performing due diligence a parish council will often interview several consultants. This tool assists in qualifying which consultant is the best match for the parish need.
Utilize this tool to find the best architectural match for your building program.
Among the countless tasks of the priest one of the most important in terms of parish development is envisioning the future of the parish.
“I prepare so I don’t have to repair.” – Anonymous
Scan the field for landmines before stepping forth.
A very useful tool to sample parishioner opinion or test-drive an idea.
Parishes that fail to strategically plan, plan to strategically fail.
The many reasons why parishes do not strategically plan. No map means arriving at a random destination, perhaps not the one we would wish for.
One of the most grievous mistakes a parish can make is to assume that a great deal of money can be raised without investing any money into the effort. Would this assumption ever be applied to business operations?
Who would construct a large building without first completing borings of the subsoil? The same principle applies to a major fundraising effort.
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