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

by Aubrey Malphurs. Baker Books, 2013.


This book emphasizes the importance of planning to carry out a mission, breaking down strategic planning into a four-fold process.


statistical data, diagrams, readiness for change inventory, implementation barriers audit, sample community survey

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Prepare for strategic planning by reading part one of this resource and using the readiness for change inventory found in the appendix.
  • Adapt the community survey in the appendix to determine congregational needs.

About the Contributor

Sandra Herron

Sandra Herron is the founding principal and owner of MiddlEdge, Inc., a management consultancy dedicated to helping congregations align their strategy, people, structure, and processes to achieve their vision. She is an experienced adult educator, trainer and facilitator in academic, community, corporate and ministry settings.

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