Lyle E. Schaller is a professional church planner and consultant. His experience has shown him that as most churches plan for the future they are not asking themselves the right questions and are not aware of the myriad possibilities and problems.
With professional thoroughness, Mr. Schaller takes the reader in minute detail into the procedures and problems of church planning. Much of the book is developed around reconstructed discussions of which the author was a part. Throughout he provides a wealth of specific information and ideas for churches to use in self-study and planning.