Advanced Strategic Planning: A 21st-Century Model for Church and Ministry Leaders

Baker, 2013
ISBN: 9780801014550


First published in 1999, Advanced Strategic Planning explains why planning is so important to carrying out the church’s mission.

Now in its third edition, this classic resource offers:

  • A nine-step strategic thinking and acting model
  • Useful ideas for developing a ministry strategy
  • Diagrams to help illustrate concepts
  • A new section on spiritual formation

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Key Features

  • Includes diagrams to illustrate concepts
  • Analyzes strategies to plant and grow churches
  • Offers ideas to plan church growth


  • Prepare to Sail! The Preparation for Strategic Planning
    • Preparing the Navigator: A Prelaunch Checklist
    • Preparing the Crew: Readiness for the Process
    • Preparing the Boat: Developing the Strategy
  • Set the Course! The Process of Strategic Planning
    • Developing a Biblical Mission: What We Are Supposed to Be Doing
    • Developing a Compelling Vision: The Kind of Church We Envision
    • Discovering the Core Values: Why We Do What We Do
    • Introducing the Ministry Strategy: How We Accomplish the Mission and Vision
    • Reaching the Church’s Community: Strategy Activity 1
    • Making Mature Disciples: Strategy Activity 2
    • Building a Ministry Team: Strategy Activity 3
    • Assessing the Ministry Setting: Strategy Activity 4
    • Raising and Managing Finances: Strategy Activity 5
  • Pursue the Course! The Practice of Strategic Planning
    • Launching the Boat: Implementing the Strategy
    • Evaluating the Course: How We Are Doing

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About Aubrey Malphurs

Aubrey Malphurs (PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary) is senior professor of pastoral ministries and leadership at Dallas Theological Seminary and president of the Malphurs Group. He engages in church consulting and training, and is the author of more than 20 ministry books, including Doing Church: A Biblical Guide for Leading Ministries through Change.


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