Strategic planning provides leaders with the essential tools to build a bridge that achieves their vision. This seminar involves goal setting and planning. Based on the goals of the congregation, an established plan allows leaders to build the bridge required to connect where they are to where they want to be in the future. Strategic planning provides leaders with the fundamental components to further develop details for goals and plans that assist churches achieve their vision. In this seminar, participants learn how to use S.W.O.T. analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats), combined with understanding the current trends of the congregation, in order to develop the most effective programs for planning.