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How to Formulate a Strategy for Your Church

Adapted from ARC Churches


When circumstances change and we’re faced with unforeseen challenges, our natural reaction can often be to immediately jump into the crossfire and take things as they come.


However, we must train ourselves to respond, not react - and a great way to respond is by formulating a strategy for your church’s response before you get started.



Here are a couple of suggestions on how to formulate a strategy for your church’s response:


1. Pray


Prayer is the foundation for every area of the Church, and when it comes to responding to challenges, it is no different. Before you get started on figuring out how your church is going to handle COVID-19, take some time to pray for insight and direction.


2. Visualize Your Vision and Values


Remind yourself who you are, who God is, and what your specific purpose was before COVID-19 hit. Your church’s vision has not changed regardless of circumstances, so be sure that any efforts you take up are in line with the anointing God has specifically given to you.


3. Keep Your Goals in Front of You


The goals you set for you and your church in 2020 are still important and can still be accomplished. Things will get better, and when church life returns to normal, you want to be sure that you’ve done more than manage a crisis; you want to be sure that you’ve been taking ground toward your goals as a church as well.


After taking some time to pray and think through your church’s values, vision, and goals for 2020, you will begin to see a plan coming together for how your church specifically can contribute to your community during this time.


For more information on how to formulate your church’s strategy and other helpful tips for COVID-19, be sure to stay connected with ARC Churches and other resources on the COVID-19 Resource Page.


Our vision is to see the local church grow in every community.

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