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The Twelve Keys Leaders' Guide

The Twelve Keys Leaders' Guide

Kennon L. Callahan

ISBN: 978-0-787-93870-3

Aug 1997, Jossey-Bass

136 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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An essential guide for church leaders to help them incorporate the Twelve Keys

As a companion to Twelve Keys to an Effective Church, the Leader's Guide provides ideas and suggestions on how to lead using the Twelve Keys model, how to handle congregational dynamics, plus guidelines on leading a Twelve Keys Planning Retreat to prepare for the future.

  • Shows how to use the Twelve Keys model within a congregation
  • Offers helpful resources and suggestions for encouraging action, implementation, and momentum
  • Includes guidelines on leading a Twelve Keys Planning Retreat to prepare for the future
  • Written by Kennon L. Callahan, the pastor who developed the Twelve Keys method

This book will help church leaders implement the Twelve Keys model and handle the many other factors that make a church effective and successful.

Introduction: Leaders and Long-range Planning.

Part One: Resources for Long-range Planning.

1. The Four Stages and Six Sessions.

2. Timelines, Objectives, and Long-range Planning.

3. The Major Qualitative Resources for Long-range Planning.

4. The Four Invitational Questions.

5. What to Listen For and Look For.

6. Principles for Participation.

Part Two: Resources for Action, Implementation, and Momentum.

7. An Effective Long-range Plan.

8. Leaders and Key Objectives.

9. Motivational Resources.

10. Leadership Development: Focusing on the Middle Third.

11. Excellent Mistakes and Objectives Worth Not Doing.

12. Prayer: Vision and Hope.

Part Three: Four Dynamics to Consider.

13. Memory, Change, Conflict, and Hope.
"The church has had to wait too long for this indispensable material. Dr. Callahan's careful attention to detail and practical church programming is balanced by a depth of theological understanding and an earnest desire to help the church move from maintenance to mission. This book will give direction to the church for many years to come." (George Morris, Institute for World Evangelism)

"[An] excellent book for churches that are contemplating renewal.... [Callahan] understands the need for objective, measurable, and workable methods." (The Presbyterian Survey)

"Callahan has produced a book which should, for many years, be an effective guide for local congregations.... The book is realistic and does not place upon a congregation impossible demands, but holds to realistic hopes.... This book is useful for pastors and employed staff. It can be used by the various organizations within the church. Each organization would do well to read [it]." (Perkins Journal)

"This very readable book offers a step-by-step, how-to approach to its subject.... Clear, concise,...[it] must certainly be judged a valuable contribution to the task of congregational long-range planning." (The Christian Century)