'Mission Action Planning' - could sound awfully boring...dull...stupefying...and words of that ilk.
Indeed, it can become so if we turn the process of producing a Mission Action Plan (M.A.P.) into nothing more than a 'to-do list'. This is wearisome if it makes us even busier than we already are.
But Mission Action Planning, done well, is too exciting for words! It releases ideas, enthusiasm, vision, a shared, realistic, focussed, flexible direction of travel and leads to spiritual and numerical growth. Following is a series of Articles on Mission Action Planning, written by Archdeacon Richard King for The Messenger.
Essential reading: How to do Mission Action Planning: Prayer, Process and Practice by Mike Chew and Mark Ireland. This book is priceless!
To help you reflect on where you are now:
To help build and assess your MAP: