Parish planning is common. Effective strategic action is not.
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Every parish should have an established and active planned giving program. The priest is a key player here inasmuch as he can articulate the vision and mission of the parish thereby inspiring parishioners to participate.
The true purpose of planning is not to produce a written plan, though it is one of the desirable outcomes.
Tired of blah, blah, blah at parish council meetings?
Download and use this SWOT Chart for an exercise with the Parish Council or at a parish retreat.
For an excellent example of Orthodox regional planning read the 2014 strategic plan of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco.
A deeper and more advanced approach to strategic planning.
A joy of the priesthood: when the parish and the priest are journeying together toward the same destination.
Assist the parish council or group of volunteers to envision the future. Help them to move beyond managerial trivia.
Parishes that fail to strategically plan, plan to strategically fail.
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