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Congregation Planning & Visioning

Do you know where you’re going… and why? If not, you’re likely to end up someplace else – where you may not want to be. Good planning – knowing who you are, where you are, and where you’re going as a congregation – is essential for productive financial stewardship. GSB can set you on the right path toward your destination.

Strategic Ministry Planning to develop the big picture… Vision Planning to address critical issues… Master Site & Facility Audits & Planning to guide capital projects… Financial Stewardship Audits & Planning to enhance your financial stewardship program… Organizational Assessments to make sure you are healthy… are services GSB is eager to provide you.

Strategic Ministry Planning: 3-5 years stretch goals.  Who are we?  What do we do?  What do we value?  Where do we want to go and be in 5 years?

Operational Planning: 2 years or less.  More maintenance in nature as we address a few major problems or issues in the next 12 months.

Diagnostic Assessment Planning: A one-time process to uncover organizational needs, and then select from the range of options available in organization development which will meet those needs.

Vision Planning: Moving into the future "thinking outside of the box" as we dream new ways to achieve your mission.

Master Site & Facility Audits: An assessment of current facilities and existing site plans in light of program needs and future plans. Recommendations are given to affirm, adjust or redesign facilities, siting of buildings, and land use.

Master Site Planning: Preparation of complete plan to utilize the land, current buildings and future expansion.

Financial Stewardship Audits & Planning: An analysis of your financial stewardship program’s capabilities and performance resulting in a detailed plan of action to advance your efforts for the next three to five years. This is the first step in creating a new financial stewardship program or in bringing new life to an existing program.

Organizational Assessments: Concise evaluation of your congregation’s health including staff performance and capabilities, council governance, conflict resolution, team building and communication.