Twelve Keys to an Effective Church: Strong, Healthy Congregations Living in the Grace of God

by Kennon L. Callahan. Jossey-Bass, 2010.


Written in two parts, this book summarizes the five characteristics of healthy congregations before exploring the 12 keys to unlocking potential for an effective ministry.


planning workbook, additional resources for executing the Twelve Keys, companion resources include a leader's guide and bible study

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Effectively apply strategies outlined in this resource by using the planning workbook included.
  • Review the five basic qualities of a healthy congregation in Part One and discuss with church leaders to identify areas where your church can improve.

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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