The simple purpose of this podcast is to help Christian leaders understand how planning and strategizing is important to carrying out the Great Commission.
Our Strategic Christian Leadership Bible verse for this episode is Romans 12:9-10 which says, “Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another.”
Our Strategic Christian Leadership quote for this episode is from George Orwell. She said, “High sentiments always win in the end, The leaders who offer blood, toil, tears and sweat always get more out of their followers than those who offer safety and a good time. When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.”
Our first topic today is part 2 of “Chapter 3: Preparing the Boat: Developing the Strategy” from “Advanced Strategic Planning: A New Model for Church and Ministry Leaders” by Aubrey Malphurs. He continues as follows:
— What is Strategy Development?
For the sake of clarity, we need to pause and experience a brief “clarity moment” that involves answering the question, What are we talking about? This chapter addresses the development of a strategy for your ministry, and it is important that you know what strategy development means. In this book I am using the term to mean the process that a church works through to determine the goals and their objectives of each mini-strategy (small s) that makes up the church’s overall Strategy (big S). It also includes the recruitment of development teams (DTs) who work through and develop the goals and objectives of these mini-strategies within a set time frame. And this process takes place in the context of who the church is, where it is, and when it is.