The In Trust Center is committed to sharing learnings with its members. Through the In Trust Center’s current initiatives and over three decades of governance work, a collection of videos has been compiled to share with the greater membership.
Randy Thomann says that while strategic planning is important, but there are pitfalls to avoid. (1) Be sure to invite the right people to the table, making sure not to assemble a chorus of clones. (2) Be sure the right number of people are involved, with neither too many (which can be chaotic) nor too few (which gives the impression that planning is a top-down exercise. (3) Don't forget God -- you're trying to discern God's agenda, so start with prayer.