Best Practices: Planning

Note to Readers: Please be aware that certain words have particular meanings in this document:

  • “Must” is used to describe practices required by state or federal law.
  • “Should” is used to describe highly recommended practices.
  • “Constituents” describes people with a stake in the success of the mission, and may include members, neighbors, clients, board, staff, volunteers, and contributors.

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Organizational planning and prayer sets the overall direction, activities, and strategies for gospel rescue missions to fulfill their purpose. Missions have the duty to engage in sound planning, define a clear vision for the future, and specify strategies, goals, and objectives for plan implementation. Planning should incorporate input from constituents and should be intentional and ongoing to successfully position the organization to achieve its goals.

“For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?” (Luke 14:28)

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