Why Mission Strategy?
It’s all about making choices. If there were unlimited resources then planning would be easy – just send everyone out everywhere. But in reality, no matter the size of the church, each has to answer important questions about the best way to make use of limited resources.
- Should our main focus be on reaching our own community?
- How much of our receipts should we budget for mission causes?
- What is the most effective way to mobilize our resources to the field?
- Is it more effective to send our money or to send our people?
- How can we best prepare our church to do mission work?
Strategic questions such as these do not have easy “one-size-fits-all” answers. Every church and every situation is different and calls for “tailor-made” solutions.
Why use a Missions Consultant?
Some common questions are,” How can an outsider help us determine our mission strategy? Can’t pastors and missions committees do that themselves?” Indeed, important decisions can’t be “outsourced” to someone else. On the other hand, a mission consultant can bring “another set of eyes and ears” to your church’s situation, and give additional input into the decision-making process.
Pastors are often tied up in the day-to-day decisions of the church and have limited time to devote to mission planning. A strategy consultant, however, can devote ample time to you specific situation. Whereas a church might do major mission strategy planning every four years or so, the KBC Mission Strategist may work through the process with dozens of churches in a year.
The Mission Strategy consultant . . .
- Brings a level of mission expertise and experience to the decision making process.
- Is familiar with common problems and “best practices” he’s seen in other churches.
- Can use analytical tools to evaluate your church’s present mission strategy.
- Can help your church network with missionaries, missions organizations
- Can help your church maximize its resources for effective ministry
- Can help with restructuring an existing mission team or designing a new one.
- Can provide mission strategy training for mission teams
- Can suggest training events designed to involve the entire church in your mission plan.
- Can help develop plans for future growth of your church’s missions efforts
- Can provide expert advice on logistical concerns.