Twelve Keys to an Effective Church: Strong, Healthy Congregations Living in the Grace of God

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Since it was published in 1983, the first edition of the original Twelve Keys to an Effective Church has benefited thousands of congregations from across the world. Now completely revised and updated, the second edition is even more useful and inspiring for congregations.

The second edition of Twelve Keys to an Effective Church includes excellent suggestions on the five basic qualities for growing strong, healthy congregations and contains new possibilities and resources for ...

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Overview

Since it was published in 1983, the first edition of the original Twelve Keys to an Effective Church has benefited thousands of congregations from across the world. Now completely revised and updated, the second edition is even more useful and inspiring for congregations.

The second edition of Twelve Keys to an Effective Church includes excellent suggestions on the five basic qualities for growing strong, healthy congregations and contains new possibilities and resources for implementing the Twelve Keys. It includes new material, wisdom, and insights on such important topics as mission, sacrament, and grace. Based on Kennon L. Callahan's many years of consulting with churches all over the world, this new edition will help leaders grow into strong, healthy congregations.

This important resource can also be used to help build an effective, successful business, develop a strong non-profit grouping, advance an effective college or university, and create a strong, healthy family.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470559291
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/19/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 724,954
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

A Prayer viii

Part 1 The Basic Qualities

Grace 3

Strengths 12

Compassion 21

Excellent Sprinters 30

Act Swiftly 37

Part 2 The Twelve Keys

1 One Mission Outreach 53

2 Shepherding Visitation 69

3 Stirring, Helpful Worship 84

4 Significant Relational Groupings 105

5 Strong Leadership Team 123

6 Solid Decision Process 139

7 One Major Program 148

8 Open Accessibility 161

9 High Visibility 174

10 Land, Landscaping, and Parking 184

11 Adequate Space and Facilities 205

12 Generous Giving 223

Conclusion: Mission, Sacrament, Grace 239

Appendixes

A Twelve Keys Celebration Retreat 249

Charts 253

Twelve Keys Action Plan 257

Acknowledgments 261

Special Acknowledgments 263

About the Author 267

Books Kennon L. Callahan 269

Index 273

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