Goals convert our strategic objectives into specific performance targets. Effective, smart goals clearly state what you want to accomplish, when you want to accomplish it, how you are going to do it, and who is going to be responsible.
All goals should be specific and measurable. By making short-term goals, our church will convert the mission, vision, and long-term objectives into performance targets. These realistic goals will serve as a tool for stretching our church to reach its full potential.
✓ To Decrease the amount of “unchurched” people in our community by 5% in 2019.
✓ To increase the number of people serving in missions
✓ To increase our area of reach to other communities.
✓ To disciple, train, equip, and empower people by the word of God.
✓ To obtain our own property
To help monitor our strategic plan, we will be using a data system that will be both a measurement and management tool to assist in fulfilling our organization’s vision. With it, we can actively track progress toward our goals. For each goal we will put a measurement and target on a scorecard (in Excel).
With the scorecard, we can actively track our progress on a monthly basis. Measuring effectiveness has been a part of our process. Numbers are very important to us. We monitor everything. To us numbers are everything because numbers represent people. Measuring effectiveness will not only help us monitor progress, but it will also motivate and encourage those who are invested in this movement of God.
Implementation is the most difficult part of the planning process: it is actually achieving the goals set out in the plan while remaining alert and flexible to new opportunities as they unfold.
Our overall aim is to integrate this strategic plan with daily, weekly, and monthly routines and methods. It is good to remember that a God inspired plan that is well implemented will bring Kingdom success to His Church.
A team devoted to the successful implementation of the plan is key. The plan needs to be supported with people, money, time, systems, and above all communication. We will hold monthly Leadership Team meetings to make adjustments and discuss success and or failures, and will hold quarterly strategy meetings to report on the progress toward achieving the goals. It is our goal to communicate this plan to everyone in our organization. The job of the staff and ministry teams will be to monitor their numbers and report effectiveness of their ministry areas. We will take corrective actions as needed.
Above all, we will remember that implementing the plan will requires continued daily prayer for direction accompanied by obedient action in response to what God reveals.
We believe that this strategic ministry plan is a living, dynamic document. We trust that God has a preferred future for UR Assembly and we believe that He will use this plan to help guide our church. We know that it is our responsibility to integrate this plan into every fiber of our organization.
If we are diligent to do so, we are confident that this plan will bring unity to our laity, leadership, and staff to move our church in the same direction. All the best missions and strategies in the world are a waste of time if they are not implemented.
To be truly successful, we must be united in Christ and in His purpose.