In his groundbreaking Twelve Keys to an Effective Church, Kennon Callahan identifies and examines the essential characteristics of successful, growing churches and offers congregations a way to unlock their potential for effective ministry. Now a classic, his widely praised book provides solid, practical guidelines and tools to help any church assess itself in each of the twelve key areas, correct deficiencies, build on existing strengths, and track its overall progress.
Twelve Keys to an Effective Church: The Leaders' Guide is an indispensable, step-by-step companion volume that helps church leaders create and implement their long-range plan. It shows them how to examine the strengths and weaknesses of their local church and move their congregation toward action, accomplishment, and success. This valuable guide thoroughly explains the basic principles and dynamics of the planning process. And it systematically covers all the guidelines that the pastor, church staff, and committee members will need to organize their own Twelve Keys program.
The Leaders' Guide is divided into three parts. Part One contains the resources needed for developing a long-range plan. Part Two shows how to launch, move forward, and accomplish that long-range plan. And Part Three focuses on the four human dynamics at work in the local church--or in any group of people--that must be considered as the plan develops and the congregation moves forward to achieve it.
Callahan writes, "The purpose of Twelve Keys: The Leaders' Guide is to help you help your church move toward action, accomplishment, and achievement, not more planning, more meetings, and longer reports. The Leaders' Guide is designed to provide you with theprinciples and resources to help your church decide its long-range plan in a timely, straightforward, streamlined way."
Twelve Keys to an Effective Church is regarded as the most useful and comprehensive long-range planning resource available. Since it was first published in 1983, hundreds of thousands of churches have used this program to strengthen and grow their congregations. Drawing on nearly forty years of consulting experience with churches of all sizes and denominations--mainline and evangelical--Callahan has provided a tested and proven approach to church renewal that will bring new vitality to congregations of the twenty-first century.