by Aubrey Malphurs

Baker Books

Grand Rapids, Michigan

1999 US$16.99

Reviewed by Benjamin C. Maxson, Director, General Conference Stewardship Ministries

This excellent book provides practical steps for strategic planning in a church or ministry. The author presents both a theoretical and biblical basis for strategic planning and develops a comprehensive rationale for each step. He outlines a process that begins with analyzing one’s ministry to clearly establish the starting point for strategic planning.

Malphurs’ section on discovering core values is especially helpful and a subject often missed in church planning processes. His section on developing strategies provides critical steps for moving from vision to action. This is a very helpful book that could help any pastor or ministry leader.