Surawski employs a methodology based on a survey conducted to obtain responses on the topic. They aimed at gathering responses on the application of strategic planning, the process of growth of the church, growth of the attendance and aspects of ensuring a prospective approach in the management of the financial condition of the church (Shah, David & Surawski, p.4). The survey conducted provided feedback that indicated to the position of the church in applying strategic planning. According to the findings, those surveyed had over 87.5% indicated that their churches employed strategic planning approaches in the management of their organizations. The consideration of having a formal written plan was voted with a negative indication, which related that 50% had formal written plans while 50% did not. 87.5% of these churches had a mission statement that drives their strategic planning process while 12.5% did not. The presence of a long-term planning committee in the church bestowed with the responsibility of ensuring the success of the church in strategic planning process indicated that the church was more committed to ensuring the formal planning process was successful. In a bid to obtain more data on the performance and application of strategic planning, details on the attendance to the church over a specified period of time emerged. First Presbyterian Church of Coral Springs.
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