Crafting the purpose statement is just as much for you as for your people.
It gives focused clarity to the church’s mission/vision/purpose.
Make good use of the survey and professional census information available online. This is a milestone action plan to get you from where you are to where you want to be at launch and beyond. Work backward and forward from the launch date, detailing the actions that will result in what you envision.
The best starting point for creating a timeline is to envision your launch day. Then simply put dates to each action, developing a schedule or timeline that supports your launch date.
We want to plant a church that loves God and makes a difference in this community sharing the hope found in Christ, ultimately resulting in a church planting movement that will impact the city.” In other words, the master plan must clearly communicate the passion, vision and strategy that will move the potential partner to action. We only do what we truly believe, and core values help you determine as a church planter what your church should be doing as a result of your beliefs.
You can’t fake core values because they are what you truly value deep down.
Remember, your prelaunch budget won’t necessarily mirror your operating budget, and you’ll want to consider all startup costs.
This exercise will also help determine the actions that could be cut if it became necessary to reduce spending.
A captivating master plan will include basic elements like church name, your family picture and bio, information about your city, state and location, and a launch date.
Don’t underestimate the value of photos and other images that help tell your story throughout your master plan as well.