From Pivot:

Most teaching on long-term church planning looks at 5-10 year goals. But most small churches barely have a plan for this coming Sunday.

We know we should do better than that. But there’s such a big gap between my current reality of “what am I preaching on this Sunday?” to their ideal of “what are your plans for the next decade?” that most small church pastors give up in frustration.

What if there were some intermediate steps to help us design a template for the year ahead, then start filling that template in? Well, there are.

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