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() 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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My library Help Advanced Book Search. Every stragegic should fall under these over-reaching guidelines or they cannot be said adavnced be biblical. No trivia or quizzes yet. Aaron Bolin rated it liked it Mar 07, The idea of the “S” curve was novel, and helpful.

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 follow in his order.

Advanced Strategic Planning: A New Model for Church and Ministry Leaders

What is our mission usually just Matthew Practical and foundationally biblical in what to do. Aug 10, Danny Bennett rated stratebic it was ok Shelves: This is evident both in the specific treatment of our changing culture in the introduction, as well as in the nature of recommended practices that include current technologies such as online giving and the importance of church websites.

Some of the elements that made me uncomfortable in Money Matters, mainly regarding capital arvanced and a flippant approach to church debt, made its way to this book and there plannibg other things I took issue with as well. Jan 05, Joel Johnston rated it liked it Shelves: The kalphurs 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 God has called and led the leaders of the people of God through Scripture and history.


Be the first to ask a question about Advanced Strategic Planning. It will provide a great tool for self-evaluation and for evaluating the place Stratrgic may be calling you to serve. A great resource with lots of quality information, but quite dry.

Advanced Strategic Planning by Aubrey Malphurs – Review | Randy Mann

This is partly why I think his later approach to debt is highly dangerous. But, the area of leadership was the area I had received the least formal education, and was the area I, therefore, had the strongest passion for personal growth. Part three addresses the implementation and ongoing evaluation of the strategic plan.

Why Do You Pray? Both this text and from pastors I’ve spoken with, often times long-range planning devolves down to an unhealthy focus on building a new building. Overall, I am thankful to have had the opportunity to read this book. It addresses the reasons for strategic planning, both theological and practical. If a member is not in agreement the basic values, he may need to do some soul-searching.

Excellent resource for the church consultant, however. Paperbackpages. Pastors are too tempted to strafegic growth purely by numbers and finance.

Beware it’s an investment requiring teamwork and positivity. Aug 29, Miss Lily rated it it was ok. Part two lays out the specifics for how to do strategic planning. Jun 07, Marci Sutmiller rated it it was amazing. Offers a nine-step strategic thinking and acting model, useful ideas for developing a strategy, diagrams to help illustrate concepts, and a chapter advancee spiritual formation.

Personal Challenges 6 Ibid.

Advanced Strategic Planning: A New Model for Church and Ministry Leaders by Aubrey Malphurs

Oct 24, Jonathan Woodward rated it it was amazing. 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 concepts – a new advancsd on spiritual formation This updated edition places a stronger emphasis on disciplemaking and clarifies answers to nine fundamental ministry questions. Mar 22, Brendan rated it liked it Shelves: Remember me on this computer.

I think there are better strategic planning books out there, I just haven’t read them. Then the strategy answers the question: While he includes Scripture references in much of what he writes, Malphurs is stratrgic pragmatist overall, those in the Reformed tradition who caution churches on such things will find much to dislike in this book.


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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. I’m writing this review from the standpoint of a finance stdategic chairperson in a small-church context. I was able to read it very quickly because many of the suggestions are repeated and others seem at least in hindsight to be common-sense.

It is not that felt completely unprepared for leadership. It does no good to rev your engine without a destination– Malphurs refers to pastors and leaders in the church in the revitalization process as “navigators,” an analogy he uses throughout the text.

But unfortunately, any leader can follow Malphurs process and likely generate some excitement and direction which they may use to produce some measure of productivity, but as this writer mentions and Barna among others assert, this is not the way in which God had historically lead his church.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I will recommend it to other pastors and seminary professors I know.

Morag Strayegic rated it liked it Jan 24, None of the crucial issues like church discipline make their way to Malphurs’ prescriptions for churches in this book. Malphurs divides the book into three parts: In fact, if I were going to have one go-to book for strategic leadership, it would probably be this one. It will certainly address the question most pastors want to know: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.