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By Greg Syler
Would your small church be better off in collaboration with another small church? In his latest blog, Greg Syler proposes that the Episcopal Church use some multisite thinking. He presents statistics to show that the movement towards multisites is growing and that its practitioners are happy with the model.
By Richelle Thompson
Richelle Thompson shares the story of Graeter’s ice cream’s copy editing error to make a valuable pint, uh, point, that we are quick to cast blame and slow to extend grace. This company’s act of Christian charity is an example of humility for all of us members of the “gotcha!” culture.
By Steve Follos
In this webinar, we will discuss the types of extension ministries that congregations are taking part in and the actions that church leaders need to consider when adding these types of arrangements.
By Christopher Adams
In Strategic Planning Is Overrated, Christopher Adams shares the experience of his parish as it navigated a strategic visioning process, learning that listening to the Spirit and creating a common language together can completely transform a congregation.
By Jim Said
What role does relationship building play in strategic visioning? In Planning Your Work, Working Your Plan James Said narrates his experience with Invite Welcome Connect; a transformational ministry that helped his congregation address their interest in increasing their ASA thoughtfully and sustainably.
By Lauren Grubaugh
Cuando los episcopales hablan sobre el Movimiento de Jesús, a menudo las conversaciones siguientes son sobre evangelismo. Deseamos crecer y eso es algo bueno si el crecimiento ocurre por los motivos correctos. Vale la pena preguntar qué constituye Buenas Nuevas en nuestro movimiento y qué no es más que una estrategia reconstituida para el crecimiento eclesiástico institucional.
By Lauren Grubaugh
How do we evangelize and mobilize ourselves to be doers in the Jesus Movement? In Stretching Our Strategic Imagination – Part II, Lauren Grubaugh discusses three ways to activate our souls and bodies towards our work in building God’s Beloved Community. This article is available in English and Spanish.
By Linda Buskirk
Ever felt daunted at the thought of beginning the strategic visioning process? In Five Questions At The Heart of Strategic Planning, Linda Buskirk simplifies the process to core questions that can help you begin your visioning journey with confidence.
By Charis Bhagianathan
For strategic visioning to be successful, several steps need to be actively discerned. Involving all stakeholders from the start, creating a shared mission and vision and setting goals are just a few of these steps. Perhaps the most important is the first – leading with the Spirit and going where you are being called, often when it is inconvenient, difficult and time-consuming. In this issue we bring you ideas from individuals and congregations who were inspired, challenged and positively altered through their visioning processes.
By Cathy Hornberger
This month we offer five resources on strategic thinking.