A church must know its mission, but that is never enough. Churches implement their mission in an ever-changing environment that will shape how the mission is expressed to produce fruit. Vijay Govindarajan, an expert in strategy and innovation, suggests these questions for organizations:
What factors and conditions does our current success depend on?
Which of these factors might change over time or are changing already, thus putting current success at risk?
How can we begin to anticipate and prepare for these possible changes?