Married and Replanting EP. 009: Staying Classy with Strategic Planning and Stewardship

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One of the things that Dusty and I do each week is a planning session for what we are going to discuss on the podcast. This week we got lucky. Dusty was given an assignment for one of the classes he is taking at Gateway Seminary to record a 10 to 15 minute podcast discussing the things he has learned throughout the class. When he read the specifics of the assignment we figured why not kill two birds with one stone. So there you have it, the origins of this weeks episode.

This week we talk about what it looks like to assess the church where it is at in terms of community involvement, demographics, finances, and growth potential. Then once that assessment is taken into consideration (never fully finished but more of a constant on going process) a long term strategic ministry plan can be developed. We talk about what that looks like, who all is involved in the process, and how to assess and evaluate the plan as time goes on.

And of course since this is Married and Replanting we take a few minutes to discuss how this long term strategic planning affects our marriage and our family. We talk about how, especially when you are in a replant/revitalization situation, this long term planning is at minimum a 5 year process. This means we as a family have to make the conscious choice to put down roots in the community we are in. Getting involved in local activities, being intentional with developing lasting relationships within the community, and not having one foot out the door is all necessary for the family to really engage in the long term strategic plan of the ministry.

So grab a cup of coffee, pour yourself a glass of iced tea, or pop open your favorite bottle of soda and join us as we have this weeks conversation about strategic planning and stewardship. Let us know if you think this was worth the 5 out of 5 point grade Dusty received on his homework assignment.

Ep. 030: Small Groups and Community Outreach The Married and Replanting Podcast

Church is so much more than just being in the building on Sunday morning to hear the pastor preach. One of the great parts of being a member of the local body of believers is the opportunity to gather together throughout the week for continued growth and fellowship. It is also a great way to get out into the community. This week Dusty and Elizabeth discuss launching small group studies throughout the week as a way for the members of the church to fellowship and grow together. They also discuss ways to be reaching out to the community to fill needs on little to no budget.  Grab a cup of coffee or tea, and join us as we discuss ways to launch small group ministries and how to reach out to the community with the resources you have.    Resources mentioned in today's episode are: A Guide to Flake's Formula Have a question about church replanting, marriage, or just life in general? Want to share a comment about how we are doing or things you would like to hear on the podcast? Send us a message, leave a note on our social media feeds, or leave a rating and review and we would love to discuss the things that will most benefit you in your marriage and ministry.    Follow us on all our social media platforms to be sure you never miss a new episode. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarriedandReplanting Twitter: https://twitter.com/RpodcastM
  1. Ep. 030: Small Groups and Community Outreach
  2. Ep. 029: Creating an Evangelistic Culture
  3. Ep. 028: The Parent Trap
  4. Ep. 027: Resources to Make Life a Little Bit Easier
  5. Ep. 026: Dealing with Distractions


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