The planning phase of the MBOR process, is when you will plan programs and
objectives to meet the needs determined in the diagnosis and assessment
method for developing the religious program. Major elements of the program
that will be developed during this phase are:
The Mission Statement.
The mission statement is a concise statement
that describes the purpose of the program.
The mission statement
Expressed in terms of output.
(What is the
(What is the most important
function of the program?)
Stated in terms that show the program's overall benefit to the
organization. (How does the religious program contribute to the
overall health of the unit?)
Stated in terms that show the religious program's contribution to
the overall mission of the unit. (How does the religious program
support the overall success of the unit in accomplishing its
The Goals and Key Areas of Concern. The Department of the Army Chief
of Chaplains publishes the major goals and priorities. Your religious
program should list its key areas of concern under the appropriate
goal. You should also use major command and local command guidance in
conjunction with this step.
The Specific Objectives of the Program.
You develop the objectives
you plan to accomplish in support of the Chief of Chaplains' goals and
the unit's mission.
Each objective (program) should list the
What is to be done (use an accomplishment verb to describe this;
for example, "Hold a monthly prayer breakfast for the unit.").
The specific end result (the final outcome of what is done),
The designated time frame (when the objective will be completed),
The estimated cost of the objective in terms of both dollars and