This process produces a balanced strategy and plan in three days (three-day on-site visit) and installs it within two months (two-day on-site follow up visit). The planning process guides your team to clarify your mission, vision, and core strategies—and then to create the right structure and accountability to realize it through prioritized action initiatives.


StratOp Process

The strategic operating plan (StratOp) process guides your team to manage your organization as a whole entity, not a collection of parts. For churches, one of the key objectives is to eliminate ministry silos.

Each step logically and systematically builds on the next, blending together the strategic (planning for tomorrow, today), operational (managing today, today) and financial (funding it all) aspects of your ministry.



As your Plan-On-A-Page and Playbook are installed and as your team works the plan, the StratOp process becomes the planning and management system through which all programs, ministries, and functions in your church stay seamlessly aligned. Consider it your new operating system. Here are some of the benefits of implementing this new system.


> Gain clarity from multi-dimensional perspective tools and cross-functional interaction.
> Discover the truth of existing and emerging realities.
> Encourage creativity and surface new ideas.
> Clarify your vision.
> Experience alignment as your leadership team begins to see your organization as a whole entity, not a collection of parts.
> Create unity as each team member relates his or her role to the strategy and plan.
> Establish accountability through personal ownership and responsibility.
> Focus on what’s important now, increasing performance and minimizing wasted effort.

We build healthy communities

Effective campaigns build community. A strong community is a giving community. The financial and spiritual success of campaigns are mutually inclusive goals. Campaigns are times of great spiritual opportunity when a community can grow closer and be galvanized around a common purpose. They are times when members can grow in their sense of belonging and ownership of their church’s mission and vision.

From the pre–campaign Feasibility Study to volunteer teams to Commitment Sunday, every church member can participate. Working with our consultant, the capital stewardship campaign teams elaborate a case statement, create newsletters, plan events and educate each other about stewardship, building trust and mutual respect.

– Be devoted to one another in brotherly love.  Honor one another above yourself. Romans 12:10

We guide you through

GWW Church Development provides expertise and guidance while sharing the workload with our clients. We follow through to deal with any challenges that surface, celebrate successes and milestones, and ensure enthusiasm remains high after the solicitation phase.

We strive to provide resources for ongoing stewardship learning*, peer–to–peer reflection and one–on–one conversation about a church’s unique capital fund raising situation. Whatever plans or needs our church partners have, a GWW Church Development stewardship consultant is there for the length of each capital campaign, including the celebration of a successful capital campaign years after Commitment Sunday.

– Since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.  Colossians 3:23-24


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