Rather than working behind closed doors using a traditional top-down strategic planning method, Mike empowered a task force to conduct a year-long, highly participatory planning process dubbed “Watershed: Cultivating our Strengths for Growth and Impact.”
We held summits in Latin America, India, Africa, Haiti, and the United States. We challenged hundreds of stakeholders from across Living Water’s global network to prayerfully rediscover the best of the past and to build on those strengths to create a shared vision of the future.
The vision that emerged was clear, consistent, and in many ways… surprising. It focused on:
It will take an incredible amount of prayer, advocacy, and financial support from our supporters to make this plan a reality; in order to spread the word and mobilize support, we plan to expand our presence in 10 major metropolitan areas around the US by 2015. Short-term trips will grow exponentially as a means for deep personal engagement for supporters who want to experience more. We will seek new partners who are as excited about this direction as we are.
This ambitious plan is not without risk, but we believe that this is a new phase for Living Water that will bring about incredible impact for the kingdom of God during our generation. Take a few minutes to read it.