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Studying Congregations:

A New Handbook
edited by Nancy T. Ammerman, Jackson W. Carroll, Carl S. Dudley, and William McKinney (Abingdon, 1999)

Only one chapter is actually about vision and the future. The rest of this handbook is for assessment of your congregation: socially, spiritually, and demographically. Plenty of handouts to test the membership, but you'll have to decide for yourself what to do with the information.

Moving Off the Map:

A Field Guide to Changing the Congregation
by Tom Bandy (Abingdon, 1998)

Full of charts and self-tests, this is a guide to developing vision and congregational support for it. The first section offers 280 assessment questions. The chapters on stages in the process are practical. Bandy assumes a high level of congregational involvement.

God's Vision for your Church:

Find and Fulfill God's Unique Purpose for Your Church
by David Cannistraci (Regal, 1999)

Cannistraci makes the case for corporate spiritual gifts, offers eight "landmarks" for discovering a ...

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