Strategic Priority 2 – Alignment

Alignment among individual ministries and organizational levels (i.e. local, state, regional, national, and continental) is critical to communicate and achieve the goals set forth in this strategic plan. To do this, we will create standards for content development and review, and create a pathway to engage leaders in continuous learning and development.


We will strive to be a cohesive unit setting aside our personal agendas and working toward a shared mission. We are committed to creating team unity by working collaboratively and being accountable to our shared values.



  • Establish and implement standards for all content development
  • Develop a standardized and comprehensive pathway for continuous growth
  • Create content that can be utilized as minimum required training for leaders
  • Establish a global committee to review and approve new content
  • Consistent communication between IO leadership and our constituents through newsletters, social media, websites, and other communication platforms


Mission–focused operations

The goals, objectives, and expected outcomes for LDD are all aligned with our mission, which creates a common understanding of expectations throughout the Church. These direct linkages to the mission also create a cascading process that fosters enhanced communication, increased engagement, and more efficient and effective operations.

Ability to retain leaders

Learning pathways help to accomplish this progression and give our leaders a sense of where they are and where they can go in their leadership development. By providing consistent and accessible continuing education opportunities, we will be able to better engage and retain active and equipped leaders in our Church.

Clear opportunities for best practices

LDD leaders will establish and foster cross ministry collaboration to achieve common goals and objectives and resolve challenging issues as an organization. The lessons learned and outcomes of these collaborative efforts are captured, collected, and shared across the Church as a way to showcase and strengthen the collaborative process.

If you are seeking further development as a pastor or ministry leader, we welcome you. Engage with us through subscribing to the LDD newsletter, viewing our ministry webinars, Facebook Live sessions, and visiting our social media pages.  View each LDD ministry website to learn how you can be better equipped through the ministry training opportunities and resources offered.