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Discerning Your Congregation's Future: A Strategic and Spiritual Approach
     

Discerning Your Congregation's Future: A Strategic and Spiritual Approach

by Roy M. Oswald, Robert E. Friedrich Jr., Robert E. Friedrich
 

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Drawing on extensive consulting experience with congregations, the authors provide a step-by-step guide to congregational planning that grounds strategic planning techniques in a process of spiritual discernment. The result: members will own the vision and be eager to participate in the congregation's calling, life, and ministry. You and your planning committee learn

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Drawing on extensive consulting experience with congregations, the authors provide a step-by-step guide to congregational planning that grounds strategic planning techniques in a process of spiritual discernment. The result: members will own the vision and be eager to participate in the congregation's calling, life, and ministry. You and your planning committee learn the theory behind the techniques, along with receiving help for addressing specific situations.

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Loren Mead
"This is a rare book--combining practical tools for parish planning with equally practical help for the spiritual dimension ...." -- Loren Mead, founding president, The Alban Institute

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566991742
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,024,378
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.86(h) x 0.47(d)

Meet the Author

Roy M. Oswald is a senior consultant with the Alban Institute. A popular teacher and author, his other Alban publication include Clergy Self-Care, The Inviting Church, Personality Type and Religious Leadership, and Beginning Ministry Together.

The Rev. Dr. Bob Friedrich is president of the Ekklesia Institute. His broad personal, interim, and business experience helps him to serve congregations of many sizes and denominations in the areas of discernment, conflict management, stewardship, leadership development, and strategic planning.

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