In this groundbreaking study, Kennon Callahan identifies the twelve essential characteristics of successful, growing churches and offers all congregations a way to unlock their potential for effective ministry.
These twelve keys to an effective church include a concrete, well-defined mission; dynamic worship; small groups that build community; a few strong, well-selected programs and activities; and solid financial resources. Callahan examines each of the twelve keys in depth. And he provides solid, practical guidelines and tools to help any church assess itself in each key area, correct deficiencies, build on existing strengths, and track its overall progress.
The Twelve Keys program balances practical planning with theological understanding to help churches function more effectively as they seek to grow and better serve their members.