The Importance Of Planning In Your Church

ChurchMag | 10/23/2019 | Blessing Mpofu
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Effective churches and organizations are focused. As much as they can, they’re deliberate with the why as well as what and how they do what they do. This is impossible without planning. Anything sustained and significant in church or organizational life cannot happen by accident. Planning can’t be an optional extra if you’re going to be faithful mission-stewards. You probably know on the importance of planning in your church but this post is worth your attention.

A lack of planning increases the likelihood of distractions. Planning helps your church stay faithful and focused. Your community needs and deserves an on-assignment church.

Nehemiah - Reconstruction - Efforts - Distractions

Nehemiah comes to mind. He was single-minded in his reconstruction efforts. Because of that it was easier to say, “No” to potential distractions.

I love what James says to the church he was writing to: A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways. Without consistency your ministry is not likely to make lasting or sustained impact.

View - Whim - Term - Impact - Longevity

Planning allows us to take a long-term view, making us less susceptible to every whim in the short term. It is crucial for sustained impact and longevity (Click to Tweet).

Though speaking in a different context, the principle is still valid:

Lack - Planning - Means - Resources - Planning

A lack of planning means we could misappropriate, even abuse resources. Planning is matter of stewardship. Faithfulness is...
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