Write a great mission plan
Having a mission plan is essential to the health of every Methodist church. On these pages, you will find everything your church, circuit or district needs to get started with mission planning. A good mission plan puts into words your hopes and dreams and shows how you will start making them a reality.
Your mission plan will be the result of a process of discerning together as a community, rather than something written by one person or by a small group. It’s not about adding lots more things to everyone’s to-do list; it’s about deciding what few things you will do well. Sometimes that will mean stopping a valuable activity so that a more important activity can happen. A good mission plan will ensure that you understand exactly why you are doing the things you are doing and what you hope God will achieve through them.
A simple eight-step process has been devised to guide churches and circuits in writing a great mission plan. The mission planning toolkit (below) has lots of resources to help you through the process, including a new Mission Planning Workbook which will take your church or circuit through step by step:
You can listen to Emma Nash being interviewed about the toolkit and workbook here. You can also check out some great examples of mission plans below, to give you inspiration.