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. 024: Setting Healthy Boundaries The Married and Replanting Podcast

People are relational. That is how we are created, but sometimes it is necessary to set boundaries in order to ensure safe, healthy interactions. The problem is sometimes it can be really difficult to know when and where to set those healthy boundaries. This week Dusty and Elizabeth talk about the importance of setting boundaries both in your marriage and in the ministry. They talk about some of the pitfalls to avoid while doing so also. Setting boundaries isn't always the easiest thing to do but when it is done well and with a loving heart and mind set everyone benefits in the long run. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and join us as we discuss setting healthy boundaries in all the areas of our lives. 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/MarriedandReplantingTwitter: https://twitter.com/RpodcastM
  1. Ep. 024: Setting Healthy Boundaries
  2. Ep. 023: Let's Be Real
  3. Ep. 022:The Spiritual Drought
  4. Ep. 021: New Year Goal Setting for the Church
  5. Ep. 020: Setting Goals for Home and Family

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