by Kennon L. Callahan
Twelve Keys to and 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.
The planning workbook is an indispensable companion volume, designed specifically for pastors, key leaders, and church members interested in shaping the future of their church. It is designed to help each person participate significantly in developing the congregation's long-range plan.
The workbook offers clear, practical instructions for working through the four stages of effective long-range planning. It's thought-provoking worksheets include charts, graphs, and rating guides to help assess and evaluate the congregation's strengths and weaknesses for each of the twelve keys. The workbook facilitates the planning process and gives each participant a personal copy of the plan as it emerges. It creates a permanent record of the planning process, which becomes a useful reference as the long-range plan is revisited and extended in future years.
The Twelve Keys program balances practical planning with theological understanding to help churches function more effectively as they seek to grow and better serve their community. Since it was first published in 1983, this dynamic program has been used by hundreds of thousands of churches around the world to strengthen and enrich their congregations-and the numbers continue to grow.