Our experience was a great example of using the StratOp process to put vision into action. In fact, the plan is already changing the entire culture of the church. The plan was later used as the basis for “The 320 Project.” Now, Van Dyke has clear values, vision initiatives and next steps.
Getting unstuck is exciting. Pastor Matthew said,
The church is now focusing on what is important. They are experiencing alignment because the leadership team can see the church as a whole entity and not just a collection of parts. Their renewed creativity and passion is evident.
These plans are designed to close the gap between the vision and the activity that takes place in a church or other organization. Without an action plan, churches end up doing what churches have always done, but they’re hoping (and praying) for different results. Their vision may be distinct, but people have no idea what they’re supposed to do to accomplish the vision. Of course, the only way to get different results is to embrace different strategies and actions.
Contact us if you’d like to learn more about the strategic operating plan and this consulting engagement.