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Callahan, Effective Church Finances

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Kennon H. Callahan, Effective Church Finances: Fund-Raising and Budgeting for Church Leaders. Jossey-Bass.

LifeandLeadership.com Summary

Kennon Callahan’s resources on church leadership are among the most widely used inter-denominationally. This volume is part of his Twelve Keys library, and one may wish to be familiar with at least the first volume, Twelve Keys to an Effective Church, to understand his approach. He reviews the Twelve Keys in the opening chapter of Effective Church Finances. For a complete overview of the Twelve Keys approach, see the Amazon Kennon Callahan page, or this site’s Callahan summary.

Effective Church Finances works well alongside Callahan’s companion volume, Giving and Stewardship in an Effective Church. Callahan follows his standard foundation for churches to prayerfully and biblically discern their mission, and then facilitate giving and financial management to meet their missional goals. He calls it mission-based budgeting. There are few resources that are as helpful or inspirational in fitting budget with mission. This mission orientation is the common vein in all of Callahan’s works.

From the Publisher

This step-by-step guide to healthy habits of church finances will help church leaders focus their best creativity, leadership, and energy on advancing their mission. Written for committee members, key leaders, pastors, and staffs, this is a detailed account of budgeting and fund-raising, complete with charts and questionnaires.

About the Author

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.


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