It's all about making choices. If resources were unlimited, then planning would be easy – just send everyone out everywhere. But in reality, no matter the size, each church has to answer important questions about the best way to make use of limited resources.
Strategic questions like these do not have easy "one-size-fits-all" answers. Every church and situation is different and calls for "tailor-made" solutions.
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 cannot be "outsourced" to someone else. On the other hand, a missions consultant can bring "another set of eyes and ears" to your church's situation and offer additional input for 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 missions planning. A strategy consultant, however, can devote ample time to your specific situation. Whereas a church might do major missions strategy planning every four years or so, the KBC Missions Strategist works through the process with dozens of churches each year.
Our Mission Strategist Doug Williams: