Twelve Keys to an Effective Church, Study Guide: Strategic Planning for Mission

Twelve Keys to an Effective Church, Study Guide: Strategic Planning for Mission

by Kennon L. Callahan, Ian B. Tanner
     
 

Twelve Keys to an Effective Church is regarded as the most useful and comprehensive long-range planning resource available. This groundbreaking program for church renewal identifies the twelve essential characteristics of successful, growing churches and offers all congregations a way to unlock their inherent potential for effective ministry.Tested with thousands

Overview

Twelve Keys to an Effective Church is regarded as the most useful and comprehensive long-range planning resource available. This groundbreaking program for church renewal identifies the twelve essential characteristics of successful, growing churches and offers all congregations a way to unlock their inherent potential for effective ministry.Tested with thousands of users, this invaluable study guide discusses in depth new and useful ways to interpret and work through the main book. After a brief introduction that suggests ways to organize and lead a Twelve Keys study group, the guide presents material for twelve sessions—one for each of the characteristics of effective churches. The sessions include an examination of the topic under discussion, along with helpful questions and biblical resources. The materials in this book are designed to get all participants involved in discussion at a personal level.Twelve Keys to an Effective Church balances practical planning with theological understanding to help churches function more effectively as they seek to grow and better serve their members. Since it was first published in 1983, this dynamic program has been used by hundreds of thousands of churches to strengthen and enrich their congregations—and the numbers continue to grow. In combination with Twelve Keys to an Effective Church, The Study Guide is an ideal resource for launching the Twelve Keys program in any congregation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787939427
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/29/1997
Edition description:
Study Guide
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
0.14(w) x 11.00(h) x 8.25(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.

IAN B. TANNER has been president of the Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia, director of United Vision, and is currently serving as pastor of one of the leading churches in Australia.

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