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.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.53(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.42(d)|
Table of Contents
|1||The Best Future||9|
|2||Look Both Ways||17|
|3||St. John's Syndrome: The Plateauing Church||25|
|4||Team Together: For the Present and the Future||35|
|5||What We Do: Mission||49|
|6||What We Believe: Values||61|
|7||What We See: Vision||75|
|8||What We Achieve: Goals||89|
|10||Put It Together||121|