Twelve Keys to an Effective Church : Strong, Healthy Congregations Living in the Grace of God

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-01-19
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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Twelve Keys to an Effective Church, 2nd ed., has two central objectives: (1) to deliver a general and understanding of strategic long-range planning, and (2) to explain the twelve ingredients of a successful church: Specific, concrete missional objectives Pastoral care by clergy and lay people Dynamic worship Significan relational groups Strong leadership Streamlined structure and participatory decision making Competent programs and activities Open accessibility High visibility Adequate parking, land, and landscaping Adequate space and facilities Solid financial resourcesIt is a concise yet comprehensive resource for clergy and lay leaders of all denominational and theological affiliations.

Author Biography

Kennon L. Callahan, B.A., M.Div., S.T.M., Ph.D. — researcher, professor, and pastor — is one of today's most sought-after church consultants and speakers. Author of many books, he is best known for his groundbreaking Twelve Keys to an Effective Church, which has formed the basis for the widely acclaimed Mission Growth Movement.

Table of Contents

A Prayerp. viii
The Basic Qualities
Gracep. 3
Strengthsp. 12
Compassionp. 21
Excellent Sprintersp. 30
Act Swiftlyp. 37
The Twelve Keys
One Mission Outreachp. 53
Shepherding Visitationp. 69
Stirring, Helpful Worshipp. 84
Significant Relational Groupingsp. 105
Strong Leadership Teamp. 123
Solid Decision Processp. 139
One Major Programp. 148
Open Accessibilityp. 161
High Visibilityp. 174
Land, Landscaping, and Parkingp. 184
Adequate Space and Facilitiesp. 205
Generous Givingp. 223
Conclusion: Mission, Sacrament, Gracep. 239
A Twelve Keys Celebration Retreatp. 249
Chartsp. 253
Twelve Keys Action Planp. 257
Acknowledgmentsp. 261
Special Acknowledgmentsp. 263
About the Authorp. 267
Booksp. 269
Indexp. 273
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