By Shannon Sage
Strategy Development in the Church

An OnStrategy team member recently attended service at a local church, Living Stones Church in Reno ( as they do most Sunday’s and caught a message regarding the church’s mission, vision and strategy.  While strategy development in a church is different from that of a non-profit, government or for-profit organization, the mission and vision remain the cornerstone of the plan.  It is the organizational objectives and goals followed by the implementation that may/will differ.

As with any strategic plan, it does no good living on a shelf.  Important to Living Stones was the strategic plan implementation and sharing it with the congregation.  On this Sunday message, Pastor Harvey took the opportunity to share the plan with members of the church, the ones that need to support in its execution.

For a replay of the message, click here.

OnStrategy also has a strategic planning platform for church’s at MyChurchPlan.  Co-owners Nancy & Howard Olsen, authored an article on creating a strategic plan for churches – why God calls us to plan.  The articles can be found toward the bottom of the page on MyChurchPlan, or directly below: