The number one reason why parishes do not engage in strategic planning: "We are too busy doing the things we do to do them differently."
From the man who knew so much but claimed to know so little. A challenge for Orthodoxy is always sorting out the salvific vibrancy of Holy Tradition from the little customs that cling to her like mollusks to a sea rock.
How do we measure how well we are doing as a parish? Of course, God is the ultimate judge but we can gain some insight through this adaptation of a document produced by the Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations adapted for an Orthodox parish setting.