Twelve Keys to an Effective Church: The Planning Workbook, Revised Edition
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Tested with thousands of users, this in-depth study guide discusses new and useful ways to interpret and work through Twelve Keys to an Effective Church. It also discusses the key principles outlined in Twelve Keys and their biblical connections.

TIMING: Purchase one book for each member of your planning group


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.


An Invitation.

Stage One: Develop a Realistic Assessment of Your Church's Present Standing and Stature.

Stage Two: Choose the Primary Direction for Your Future.

Stage Three: Assess Your Strengths in Light of the Twelve Central Characteristics of an Effective Church.

Stage Four: Select the Central Characteristics, the Key Objectives, and Timelines That Will Advance Your Church's Future.

Building on the Four Stages of Planning.