Twelve Keys to an Effective Church: Strong, Healthy by Kennon L. Callahan

By Kennon L. Callahan

A completely revised and up to date variation of 1 of the main depended on and authoritative strategic assets for church leadersIn this moment version of his groundbreaking publication, Kennon Callahan identifies the twelve crucial features of profitable, transforming into church buildings and provides all congregations the way to unencumber their strength for powerful ministry. The Twelve Keys software balances functional making plans with theological realizing to assist church buildings functionality extra successfully as they search to develop and higher serve their members.Shows church leaders how you can declare and extend upon their church's strengths and develop into a challenge progress congregation Explores all the twelve keys extensive, from project to visitation to worship to relationships to courses to information of amenities upkeep in accordance with a time-tested procedure that has been utilized by millions of churchesNow accommodates the making plans advisor (previously a separate booklet) The ebook contains strong, sensible instructions and instruments to assist any church develop into a robust, fit congregation.

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We can benefit from their successes and from their excellent mistakes. But, simply because something works well somewhere else does not mean it will work with us. With wisdom and prayer, we select a strength we can expand. We never send in more plays than the players can run. Some congregations have too big, too thick of a playbook. 44 Twelve Keys to an Effective Church They do the cafeteria approach to long-range planning. They think of almost everything that everyone in the congregation can suggest for possible, probable, maybe inclusion in a “longrange” plan.

Increasingly, the congregation moves from weak and declining to dying. The congregation dies because a few deeply committed, high-challenge leaders and a pastor work very hard on the wrong motivations. The weak, declining congregation becomes a dying congregation. The key leaders and the pastor do not understand why this has happened. They rise to the challenge and deepen their commitment. They work even harder. As they do so, the motivational gap becomes wider and wider. They decline. They die.

2. Our focus is on the disaster. We are not trying to do everything. We do not allow ourselves to be distracted by many other things. We have an intense focus on one major project: the disaster. 3. We have a flexible spirit. We look for the possibilities that will help. Each disaster has its own distinctive character. With much flexible and mutual teamwork, we match the disaster with what works for the specific disaster. 4. We move, swiftly . . with speed. We run. We are excellent sprinters in a disaster.

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