When we personally or as a church face life transitions, we often begin to plan before we pray. Then we ask God to bless our plans. Praying for renewal and revitalization is often the missing part of strategic planning in the church.
In the last several Equipper articles we considered the importance in life and ministry to establish a clear mission and vision. The goal is not to simply have an engaging statement but to build a strategic plan based on the mission and vision. This is often where mission and vision statements fail.