Advanced Strategic Planning
How will your church or ministry cope with future change? Aubrey Malphurs explains why planning is so important to carrying out the church's mission. This practical book offers a 9-step strategic plan, practical ideas for developing a strategy, questions for...
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How will your church or ministry cope with future change? Aubrey Malphurs explains why planning is so important to carrying out the church's mission. This practical book offers a 9-step strategic plan, practical ideas for developing a strategy, questions for group discussion and reproducible inventories and evaluations. 288 pages, from Baker
At a time of megachange Malphurs offers churches and Christian organizations a practical strategic planning process to help leaders face the future wisely.
As we approach the twenty-first century, the vast majority of North American churches have either reached a plateau of growth or have begun to decline. The failure of the typical church to address the massive changes taking place in culture, science, society, and institutions is largely to blame. Many leaders are ill equipped to handle the leadership-intensive enterprise of guiding their churches and organizations through the rough waters of rapid change. ^^Advanced Strategic Planning presents a new strategic planning process to help church leaders think through the core issues of ministry and adjust to cultural shifts without compromising the church's values, mission, or vision. ^^Based on a biblical and pastoral perspective, this book is divided into two parts. Part one takes readers through the preparation for strategic thinking and acting. Part two raises nine fundamental questions of ministry, guiding leaders through the process of planning and implementation. Pastors, denominational leaders, teachers, and students of church management and renewal will want to read this practical, step-by-step guide for church and parachurch ministry in the twenty-first century.^
Aubrey Malphurs (Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary) is president of Vision Ministries International and chairman of the Field Education Department at Dallas Theological Seminary. He has served as a pastor and church planter and is the author of numerous books in the areas of leadership, vision, and church ministry, including Ministry Nuts and Bolts: What They Don't Teach Pastors in Seminary; Doing Church; and Developing a Dynamic Mission for Your Ministry.