The case for planning and the many benefits to be received from the process are described here. Sure, we all know that the process will give us a map towards the future but did we also realize that its fundamental purpose is to equip the parish to fulfill its mission? And that it also reveals to us where we are in the present?
“What shall we give to the Lord for all that He has given to us?” – St. Basil the Great
The PDF version of the file can be found here: The Blessings of Planning