After the new executive pastor implements data collection and reporting, it’s time to tackle planning. Leading the church staff through a strategic planning process, resulting in a documented plan that is regularly reviewed and updated, is probably the most important thing a new executive pastor must do in the first few months of their ministry.
I’ve posted on the topic of planning a few times over the years. Here’s a list of links to those posts:
- Developing A “Plan And Execute” Culture
- Strategic Planning – Step By Step
- Strategic Planning Operating Procedure
Read through these posts and get started! Please contact me if you need some help.