The Essential Guide for Church Leaders 
(Strategic Planning for Churches)
By Dr. William Cook and Lindsey Gunn

The Essential Guide for Church Leaders

  • “On this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18b, ESV

    No matter how this promise is translated or interpreted, this much is unmistakable clear: It is Jesus’ assertion that His church is the most powerful force on earth, that she has an eternal purpose, and the she is more than able to overcome all the evil that Satan can muster – including sin and death. In effect, it is a declaration of the ultimate strategic initiative in a war where victory is already assured.
    This book is predicated on the Scriptural view that the local church (congregation) is the strategic formation of Christ’s church – the frontline – and, through the power of the Holy Spirit, is fully capable of both offensive and defensive warfare. All that is needed is an understanding of sound theory and effective practice of strategy, and the faith to realize limitless possibilities. This book contains the theory and practice. Church leaders must provide the faith.