Chapter 11 – A Strategy For Planning


Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Write the Key Verse from memory.
  • Identify two natural examples which illustrate how believers are to influence their environments spiritually.
  • Define the word “purpose.”
  • Define the word “plan.”
  • Define the word “objectives.”
  • List five steps of effective planning.


The lessons in this course have guided you through various types of environmental analysis. You have learned how to analyze your personal environment and that of people groups, areas, nations, regions, and organizations. These lessons emphasized that analyzing the environment is not enough in itself. You must use the results of your analysis for the purpose of spreading the Gospel.

In the natural world, you can study a field of ripening grain to determine its type and the best methods of harvest. But unless you apply what you learn…unless you actually reap the harvest…the precious grain will rot in the fields. The same is true in the spiritual world.


Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.