() 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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To ask other readers questions about Advanced Strategic Planningplease sign up. This book certainly did not disappoint. I’ll be keeping this in my personal stash for years to come. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It’s one thing to plateau plannign 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.
My library Help Advanced Book Search. I’m writing this review from the standpoint of a finance committee chairperson in a small-church context. Skip to main content. 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.
Advanced Strategic Planning: A New Model for Church and Ministry Leaders by Aubrey Malphurs
Baker Publishing GroupAug 1, – Religion – pages. Books by Aubrey Malphurs. It seems to this writer that Malphurs is attempting to reconcile the biblical description and examples of vision for a ministry with a congregational and elder led church polity.
This is partly why I think his later approach to debt is highly dangerous. Another strength of the book is its comprehensive approach. Mar 22, Brendan rated it liked it Shelves: If you have multiple people proposing multiple new programs they each feel passionately about then these ideas need to be prioritized according to the values the congregation feels most strongly about. Revitalization should include an effort to become more biblical in issues of membership and church discipline, which Malphurs does not address.
This is a good one if you need an introduction to the idea of strategic thinking. It will provide a great tool for self-evaluation and for evaluating the place God may be calling you to serve. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Nathan Carter rated it liked it May 20, The various sections are made up of counsel on choosing the team for each process, how to go about each process, and advanxed the results for each process in writing. If you already work and live in an entrepreneurial culture, this book may not be very useful other than to codify and verbalize some of the things you already do. Pastors are too tempted to gauge growth purely by numbers and finance.
Remember me on srategic computer. It is not that felt completely unprepared for leadership. The steps are logically and practically aligned and while Malphurs in his introduction makes the disclaimer that this process is simply the most logical, the discovery of each aspect does not necessarily have to strateigc in his order.
Refresh and try again. Click here to sign up. Lists with This Book. The bulk of this paper will summarize the desired purpose for Malphurs text and will reflect that while he accomplishes his purpose of detailing the process of what he calls Strategic Planning, he may have in fact attempted to detail so much of the process that he loses the inspirational and unique way in which many leadership experts believe Advznced has called and led the leaders of the people of God through Scripture and history.
If you think Bill Hybels is pragmatic, Malphurs probably takes it a step too far for you. Jan 05, Thomas rated it it was malphjrs Shelves: It is obvious that Malphurs has spent a great deal of years listening to the various reasons why people may not feel every phase is essential for healthy church growth.
Apr 09, Tim rated it really liked it Shelves: The author provides a very thorough and textbook like explanation of meeting a church through change. In a recent blog post, Thom Rainer, President and CEO of Strahegic Christian Resources, plannin one of the common themes he has heard from local church pastors over the past two years is the need for additional leadership training.
While he includes Scripture references in much of what he writes, Malphurs is a pragmatist overall, those in the Reformed tradition who caution churches on such things will find much to dislike in this book. Review of Malphurs, “Advanced Strategic Planning” text.
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 The process phase is divided into nine parts which relate to the: Jun 07, Marci Sutmiller rated it it was amazing. Dec 18, Charles Jones rated it it was ok.
This is a must read for all those interested in a Ministry vocation. Malphurs does not shy from presenting the need to be proactive in planning out our ministries and preparing to serve.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. As noted above, I received precious little leadership training and development as part of my seminary education.
One strength is simply the need for this book. It will certainly address the question most pastors want to know: 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. Morag Smith rated it liked it Jan 24, Ashleigh rated it it was ok Avdanced 29, Practical and foundationally biblical in what to do.