Business executives know that without a well-executed marketing plan their business will fail. Why should the church be any different? Just the mention of the taboo subject will get you kicked out of some church council meetings. The church is a business – the business of bringing souls to Christ. Growing churches have a blueprint known as a marketing plan and someone, or a team of people, to implement it. If you want to ensure that 2009 is a year of intentional growth rooted in faith, outline your strategy now.