The Chaordic Stepping Stones is a planning tool that I really love and is widely used in The Art of Hosting community of practitioners. It’s the tool that I most go to to help make sense of complex thinking that needs to be moved into the specificity of planning. It is also the tool that I use to create a longer arc for the way that a team honors its work together.
This version is an adaptation from Chris Corrigan that shapes some of the questions and description to work with people in faith communities. And it is a version that originally appeared in a larger resource book, that I wrote with Kathleen Masters for Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church.