Sunset Institute Press
"Does your church or ministry have a mission? Have you fully realized and developed the strategies necessary to carry out that mission in the world today?"
"With this new edition of his tried-and-true method, church consulting expert Aubrey Malphurs helps you create a model for strategic planning that is flexible enough to adapt to the realities of the community around you and yet focused enough to keep yo and your staff on task in carrying out your mission. In a proven nine-step model, Malphurs helps you understand dire need for strategic planning in ministry, familiarizes you with the process and challenges your to think critically about your mission, values, and vision for the future."
Whether you are beginning a new church and looking for direction or your established ministry needs a fresh infusio of life and purpose, this ready resource will show you the clear path into a bright and successful future
In his introduction, Aubrey Malphurs states: "The Problem, The Explanation, The Sigmoid Curve, The Message, The Solution, Strategic Planning, Strategic Leadership"
"I begin the process with the development of the mission and the vision, followed by the core values bec ause they are foundational to the process. I cover the strategy after them because it accomplishes the mission and vision, but the planning does not have to follow this pattern strictly."
"Second, I cover the process of the church as a whole."
"Third, there is a General Ministry Troubleshooting Guide for you to use, especially when you feel stuck."
"Fourth, I must warn leaders before they attempt the strategic planning process that this can be a soul-searching and potentially painful experience."
"Finally, I have included reflection, discussion and application questions at the end of each chapter."