Strategy and Planning for Ministry Organizations

Course Description

An examination of the successful and unsuccessful strategic planning practices in organizations with emphasis on the role of strategic planning in strengthening the ministry organization. Practical applications direct leaders in creating a planning process for their organizations.
Credits: 3    Weeks: 6


  • Determining a Ministry Organization's Readiness for Strategic Planning
  • The Importance of Planning for Ministry Organizations
  • Clarifying organizational mandates and missions
  • Applying the Strategy Change Cycle
  • Using SWOC Analysis to Assess the Environment for Ministry Organizations
  • Recognizing Stakeholder and Leadership Roles in Formulating, Adopting, and Implementing Organizational Strategy
  • Establishing an organization's vision
  • Implementing a Continual Process of Strategic Planning for Organizations
  • Impacting Organizational Leadership and the Strategic Planning Process with a Christian Worldview