The Paterson StratOp process for churches facilitates your church leadership through an intensive strategic planning process that is custom-fit to your ministry. Rest assured that you will not have any new ministry philosophies or strategies imposed onto you. We fundamentally believe that God, through the working of His Word and Holy Spirit, in the lives of your church leaders, provides the necessary and contextualized content for developing your church’s strategic plan. The great beauty and strength of StratOp is that it facilitates a process that systematically draws this content from your church leadership, over the course of a strategic planning retreat. In the end, your church leaders will come away with a united strategy and solid action plan that is unique to your church’s culture, values, mission, and vision. Our actual time together will focus on the Perspective, Planning, and Action stages of the StratOp process, with the Structure, Management, and Renewal stages being done as follow-up to the strategic planning retreat. Download our Strategic Ministry Planning Retreat Summary to get a solid picture of how this will serve your church.
Strategic Planning Retreat Options
- 1.5-Day Condensed Retreat (12 hours): This retreat typically runs Friday from 6PM - 9PM and Saturday from 8AM - 5PM. The tools brought to bear during this retreat are great for churches that already have an effective mission statement and core values but are looking for ministry assessment, fresh vision, and a clear action plan. This is a great start for smaller and volunteer-driven churches that are looking to intentionally strengthen or revitalize.
- 2-Day Leadership Retreat (16 hours): This 2-day retreat allows extra time for leadership teams to develop or reboot your church's mission statement and core values while taking a detailed look at your ministry opportunities. This option is great for churches with limited staff and the ability to call key lay-leaders to take some time off of work. Though it is not the only option, many churches strategically use this for an annual weekend leadership retreat with key church leaders.
- 3-Day Executive Retreat (24 hours): This 3-day "full package" retreat is great for, though not exclusive to, medium to larger sized churches with multiple staff and key leadership team members. This retreat facilitates a deeper dive into your church's recent history, community patterns and trends, attendee values, opportunity assessments, not to mention the development of core strategies, a ministry dashboard and immediately actionable initiatives.
- Virtual & Customized Retreats: To serve churches in various locations and circumstances, we are able to conduct any of our retreats via ZOOM video technology. Should you and your team have some other option that fits best in your context, then let's discuss it and see if we can't make it work.
Due to every church's unique need, StratOp Strategic Ministry Planning Retreats range in options and pricing. We know that this process will result in renewed vision and clarity for your ministry and we look forward to celebrating that success with you! Contact us and we will discuss your church's specific need as well as pricing options.