Entries in Healthy churches (3)

Sunday
Feb072010

Church Leadership Foundations, Research on Effective Churches

Highlights some of the best recent studies on effective congregations, both Evangelical and Mainline Protestant. Features resources by Lifeway Research (Thom Rainer, Ed Stetzer), Dianna Butler Bass, and others.

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Monday
Feb082010

Church Leadership Strategies, Strategic Planning 

Lists resources that explain the standard strategic planning sequence, with suggestions on how to execute the process in a congregation. There are many types of strategic planning. This guide highlights two that are especially helful for churches: Leader/Participatory (the “Guide Through” approach) and Congregational Discernment (the “Bubble Up” approach).

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Monday
Feb082010

Church Leadership Strategies, Diagnostic, Prescriptive

This is a “measure up” method of renewal based on an author’s intuition, experience, or research as to what constitutes an effective church. Authors describe the characteristics of healthy churches, usually offering a biblical or research-based rationale as to why these features constitute the preferred benchmark for congregations. Includes books by Rick Warren, Christian Schwarz, Kennon Callahan, Mark Dever, Stephen Macchia, Anthony Robinson, and others.

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