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() in helping Christian leaders better serve their church and communities. His strategic planning process (found in “Advanced. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Malphurs, Aubrey. Advanced strategic planning: a 21st-century model for church and ministry leaders /. Of all those books, Advanced Strategic Planning by Aubrey Malphurs (Founder of The Malphurs Group) would be one of the top two.

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Paperbackpages. Capitol Hill Baptist is an elder-led Southern Baptist church that is still quite congregational in its membership and budgeting decisions, for example. Part two lays out the plwnning for how to do strategic planning. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Advanced Strategic Planning: A New Model for Church and Ministry Leaders by Aubrey Malphurs

Jeremy Cole Crook rated it really liked it Apr 28, He creates a process which any self-proclaimed leader can attempt to duplicate and feel as if he or she is following the method which will save their church or ministry when they actually are trying to make a puppet breathe.

It will sgrategic a great tool for self-evaluation and for evaluating the place God may be calling you to serve.

What are our core values? Over the past 6 months I have read, or am reading, at least half a dozen books on leadership — some secular and some specific to Christian ministry.

Advanced Strategic Planning by Aubrey Malphurs – Review | Randy Mann

This book malpgurs a MUST for every pastor. If a pastor isn’t willing to commit years to see the effort through, isn’t a perpetual optimist, does not handle conflict resolution well, and cannot consistently articulate the vision of the church then he shouldn’t even start down the road.

I can just say I’ve seen mixed results with trustee-accountable churches, and I think the current thinking in churches that care deeply about biblically-based polity is that such a system, while perhaps effective in certain contexts, is not biblical; I think Malphurs is strategkc the wrong path here. Then feel free to combine tasks and categories where they make sense.

Advanced Strategic Planning: A New Model for Church and Ministry Leaders

I’m writing this review from the standpoint of a finance committee chairperson in a small-church context. Other editions – View all Advanced Strategic Planning: To ask other readers questions about Advanced Strategic Planning panning, please sign up.


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According to Malphurs and numerous other writers on church growth topics, the mission of the church is the Great Commission and the core values are the fruit of the Spirit. But unfortunately, any leader can follow Malphurs process and likely generate some excitement and direction which they may use to produce some measure of productivity, but as this writer mentions and Barna among others assert, this is not the way in which God had historically lead his church.

One final strength I will note is that this book is up-to-date. Delegation is key to any leadership position, and I see micromanaging finance as akin to waiting tables — let someone better equipped do that, and make sure they give you the important info.

That is odd given his background and the range of churches with whom his consultancy has worked. If the church has no mission or vision, where can it go? Lists with This Book. It’s one thing to plateau or decline in heavy persecution, another to decline because your church no longer serves your community or devotes its resources to programs that don’t match up with the vision and mission of the church.

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I think we’d have far more effective churches if we all did something like this. Morag Smith rated it liked it Jan 24, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

While I felt well-prepared for approaching this responsibility in areas such as preaching and teaching, leadership in general was an area I felt I needed personal growth. Apr srrategic, Tim rated it really liked it Shelves: Regal, Some of the elements plannnig made me uncomfortable in Money Matters, mainly advajced capital campaigns and a flippant approach to church debt, made its way to this book and there were other things I took issue with as well.

This is where I see a benefit of 9Marks– a pastor could lay those out as a list of values. Malphurs does not shy from presenting the need to be proactive in planning out our ministries and preparing to serve.


Remember me on this computer. Jan 05, Thomas rated malphurss it was amazing Shelves: Log In Sign Up. Click here to sign up.

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A 21st-Century Model for Church and Ministry Jul 25, Sdvanced Yates rated it it was malphur. This response fails to answer the objection but rather assumes that the real reason is something other than a biblical objection.

The Power of Vision: While I wholeheartedly agree with Malphurs that pastors need to have some basic education in finance, often missing from seminary, I disagree that the pastor needs to know who is giving what amounts, cultivate “giving champions,” manipulate people emotionally see my review of Money Mattersand get Monday-morning flash reports on per-capita giving from the day before.

What is our mission usually stdategic Matthew This is especially helpful for a topical overview of a solid Christian management strategy rather than a detailed, specific, custom-tailored strategy.

Personal Challenges 6 Ibid.

Published August 1st by Baker Books first published Now in its second edition, this practical resource offers – a nine-step strategic thinking and acting model – useful ideas for developing a strategy – diagrams to help illustrate concepts – a new chapter on spiritual formation This updated edition places a stronger emphasis on disciplemaking and clarifies answers to nine fundamental ministry questions. If a member is not in agreement the basic values, he may need to do some soul-searching.

In a recent blog post, Thom Rainer, President and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources, said one of the common themes he has heard from local church pastors over the past two years is the need for additional leadership training. Advanced Strategic Planning is a must read as churches look for ways to improve their impact and reach. Ashleigh rated it it was ok Jan 29,