Multiply Your Impact Strategically (Part 3 of 4)

Last week, in the second of this four-part series, I shared the first Advanced Strategic Concept, “Kaizen”.  (A strategic concept can be thought of as a “force multiplier” for church growth and health.)

Advanced Strategic Concept #2: “Scenario Planning”

Definition: Develop a written scenario action plan for the key potentialities that could impact your church or life. For example, you could develop this for future attendance at your church, your future budget, or your future staff process.

Getting Started: Ask yourself powerful planning questions. Where will we be in six months? One year? Three years? Five?

Scenario Planning Basics:

  • Every minute spent in planning saves you 10 to 60 minutes in implementation.
  • The 6 P’s of Planning: Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance.
  • Plan in the peacetime, because it’s hard to think clearly during wartime.

Click here to read the first installment.

Click here to read the second installment.

Join me next week for the conclusion of this four-part series when I share a Key Related Law.

Your partner in ministry,


P.S. – To learn more on Strategic Concepts, click here to check out my resource on the subject.

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About Nelson Searcy

Nelson Searcy is an experienced church planter, coach and church growth strategist, working with churches in over 45 denominations. Nelson is also the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in San Francisco and Boca Raton, FL. He first developed the Assimilation System 10 years ago at the Journey Church and has since implemented and improved these strategies with over 3,000 churches across all sizes and denominations. He started coaching pastors in 2006 and has personally coached over 2100+ senior pastors, helping them break common growth barriers like 125, 250, 500, 1000 and beyond, all while maintaining personal life and ministry balance. As founder of Church Leader Insights and the Renegade Pastors Network, he has trained more than 50,000 church leaders (3,000+ church planters). He is the author of over 85 church growth resources and 17+ books, including Fusion: Turning First-Time Guests Into Fully-Engaged Members of Your Church and The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life and Ministry. His continued mission is to help church leaders around the world cooperate with God in creating healthy, thriving churches. Nelson is married to Kelley and together they have one son, Alexander.

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