Building for Effective Mission: A Complete Guide for Congregations on Bricks and Mortar Issues

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In this important new addition to the Twelve Keys library, Kennon L. Callahan guides church leaders through the process of clarifying and prioritizing their mission. He demonstrates how to cultivate their mission with compassion and community, as well as through prayer and scripture. Callahan then offers the "bricks and mortar" tools needed to build and grow, focusing on issues such as evaluating the range of resources, choosing the right location, doing a church site evaluation, and more. Callahan also addresses...
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Overview

In this important new addition to the Twelve Keys library, Kennon L. Callahan guides church leaders through the process of clarifying and prioritizing their mission. He demonstrates how to cultivate their mission with compassion and community, as well as through prayer and scripture. Callahan then offers the "bricks and mortar" tools needed to build and grow, focusing on issues such as evaluating the range of resources, choosing the right location, doing a church site evaluation, and more. Callahan also addresses key issues that will ensure long life for a church's mission, such as community outreach, leadership development, and growing funds through giving.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060612801
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/28/1995
  • Series: Religion in Practice Ser.
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.69 (w) x 8.51 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

KENNON L. CALLAHAN, researcher, professor, and pastor-is one of today's most sought-after church consultants. He has worked with thousands of congregations around the world and has helped tens of thousands of church leaders and pastors through his dynamic workshops and seminars. Author of many books, he is best known for his groundbreaking study Twelve Keys to an Effective Church, which has formed the basis for the Mission Growth Movement, a widely acclaimed program for church renewal. Callahan has earned the B.A., M.Div., S.T.M., and Ph.D. degrees. His doctorate is in Systematic Theology. He has served both rural and urban congregations in Ohio, Texas, and Georgia and taught for many years at Emory University. Ken and his wife of over forty years, Julie, have two children, Ken and Mike, and three grandchildren, Blake, Mason, and Brice. They enjoy the outdoors, hiking, horseback riding, and camping.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1 The Gift of Mission 1
2 Discovering Your Mission 9
3 Growing Your Mission 19
4 Four Futures for Congregations 36
5 Location and Mission 49
6 Building Space and Facilities 69
7 The Key to an Extraordinary First Year 81
8 Creating an Effective Building Team 95
9 Selecting Your Architect 105
10 Growing Your Giving 124
11 Mission and Hope 143
Index 151
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