Planning Blog: Phase 1: Discovery

CCR’s Planning Blog:
Our intent will be to leverage our experience in faith community planning to help groups consider the value of this discovery phase.  We have come to believe the paradigm changes occurring within The Church and our communities require us to reconsider working towards traditional ‘Master Plans’.   The pace and depth of change seems to require flexible, emergent strategies that can react and transform as needed.
Planning within this context requires a holistic approach guided by the Communities unique Mission and informed by stakeholders thoughts and perceived needs.  A ‘living-document’ with intentional goals and assigned actions to enhance Mission and prepared to adapt and promote emergent, missional strategies.  Budgetary considerations and maintenance must be a high priority to ensure actions can move forward and reach successful outcomes.
We’ll also describe how appropriate planning serves to inform and prepare for design.  These forces and informers, occurring at a quickening pace, will also be discussed in our companion design blog.
Several of our CCR Planning Blog Topics in 2019:
I. Discovery
1. ‘Plan-To-Plan’: The What’s and Why’s of Discovery
2. Faith Based Planning 1.0: Strategy Leveraged from Mission
3. Don’t forget All Your Peeps and Pieces: Ministries Past, Present and Future
4. Budget Realities: No ‘Wet-Blanket’ Just Identifying and Reconciling Needs

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