COVID-19 has not only affected our day-to-day operations in the present, but the implications will be felt well into the days, months and possibly years ahead. It is still too early for us to predict the net affect, but we can begin planning for possible scenarios.
The COVID-19 Mission Organization Contingency Planning Tool has been designed to help senior leaders and response teams think through questions and scenarios for ten different areas of focus. This tool is mainly designed with sending agencies in mind, yet it is scalable and applicable to those of differing primary ministry activities.
The first page provides questions to prompt discussion and analysis. The following three pages provide detail scenarios possibilities to help strategy teams consider possible realties affecting their organizations over the short-term (3-4 months, mid-term 6-8 months, and longer-term 12+ months). This is not meant to be prophetic, an exact map or fully comprehensive. It is a tool to guide scenario planning and leadership decisions.