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Missions Strategy Consulting

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Why Missions Strategy?

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.

  • Should your main focus be on reaching your own community?
  • How much of your receipts should you budget for missions causes?
  • What is the most effective way to mobilize your resources to the field?
  • Is it more effective to send your money or your people?
  • How can you best prepare your church to do missions work?

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.

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 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:

  • Brings a level of missions expertise and experience to the decision-making process.
  • Is familiar with common problems and "best practices" he has seen in other churches.
  • Can use analytical tools to evaluate your church's present missions strategy.
  • Can help your church network with missionaries and missions organizations.
  • Can help your church maximize its resources for effective ministry.
  • Can help with restructuring an existing missions team or designing a new one.
  • Can provide missions strategy training for missions teams.
  • Can suggest training events designed to involve the entire church in your missions plan.
  • Can help develop plans for future growth of your church's missions efforts.
  • Can provide expert advice on logistical concerns.