VisionPath

VisionPath is a facilitated process to discover God’s vision for your people. It often is the first process for congregations because it honors the truth that God gathers congregations for His purposes. The result of this ten-week process is a clear and concise vision statement that answers the question: God, who do You say we are? This gives your congregation its identity and purpose, which drives everything you do.

Goal

Your congregation knows God’s vision for them and is inspired to pursue it.

Timeframe

3 Months

Ministry Planning

Traditionally a clarity process would include strategic planning. While effective in some instances, LCEF employs a different approach where we equip the leaders of a congregation to be the strategic planners as we build the first iteration of the plan. This will create a strategic plan that is dynamic and continually evaluated and updated by the people called to lead the ministries, not an outside consultant. Our Ministry Planning process includes leadership training, Ministry Planning tools development and a facilitated creative session that both models the Ministry Planning process and creates the first plan.

Goal

Your leaders are equipped to lead your congregation and generate a dynamic strategic plan to move ministries forward.

Timeframe

3 Months

Campus Master Planning

“Facilities Facilitate.” This simple phrase guides our work with congregations looking to match their facilities to their current and future ministries.

Goal

Your congregation has a Campus Master Plan that works to match your facilities to your ministries.

Timeframe

3 Months

Financial Planning

Just as “facilities facilitate,” finances facilitate. In our process of clarity, we first want your leaders to have a solid understanding of current finances and be working with modern tools and practices. Then as ministry plans come together, a clear financial plan is built leveraging annual offerings, special accounts, endowments, planned capital campaigns and the loan resources of LCEF.

Goal

Your leaders have a clear vision of your congregation’s financial future in support of your ministries.

Timeframe

3 Months

Ministry Clarity Communication

As the clarity process comes to a close, our final goal is to support your communication of findings and plans to your congregation. Solutions will vary and can include designing sermon series, forums, and special presentation events. When applicable, we help bring together a final presentation for your voters assembly so that together your congregation can step forward with confidence.