Look Back, Leap Forward: Building Your Church on the Values of the Past

Look Back, Leap Forward: Building Your Church on the Values of the Past

by Gary L. McIntosh

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Look Back, Leap Forward: Building Your Church on the Values of the Past by Gary L. McIntosh

What happened to the tried and true ideas that worked so well before?" "Why isn't our church attracting new members?" "Should we target our worship services to believers or to the unchurched?" To keep pace with rapid changes in the twenty-first century, pastors and leaders are being forced to take a close look at the programs and ministries of their churches.

According to church growth specialist Gary L. McIntosh, effective long-range planning should always involve careful examination of the church's basic mission. He reveals how studying core values from the past will encourage the development of creative vision for the future. McIntosh offers simple, usable methods to stop the trend of declining effectiveness in the church, including

In Look Back, Leap Forward we are introduced to Wendy, the chairperson of her church's vision planning team, and we learn along with her how to build a cutting edge ministry on the values of the past.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801091124
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/28/2001
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.53(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction7
1The Best Future9
2Look Both Ways17
3St. John's Syndrome: The Plateauing Church25
4Team Together: For the Present and the Future35
5What We Do: Mission49
6What We Believe: Values61
7What We See: Vision75
8What We Achieve: Goals89
9Overcome Obstacles103
10Put It Together121
Postscript137

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