Rawlings School of Divinity
Master of Arts in Global Studies (MAGS)
Fred H. Smith
Missions, Strategy, Paul
Anthropology | International and Area Studies
Deming, Jonathan Daniel, "Exploring Strategy Planning and Execution Methods in Church Missions Programs" (2022). Masters Theses. 859.
The aim of this thesis is to explore the extent to which church missions programs employ strategic planning and execution methods. In order to validate available literature on the topic of strategic planning (both biblical and secular), the author contributes a current survey dataset which validates the problem and highlights specific areas of potential improvement. This research successfully articulates the need for North American Southern Baptist Convention churches to focus on strategic planning. In analyzing the survey data, one is able to understand the cause-and-effect relationships between successful strategic planning and a church’s ability to optimize their ability to advance the kingdom of God.