This new title in the "A Concise Guide" series is an essential guide for pastors. It provides clear direction to help ministers address the issues encountered in planning at 3 levels of local church life: parish; deanery; and diocese. It describes how to create effective planning models. "This gem of a book is a must read for all involved in pastoral planning at the parish, regional or diocesan level. It is rooted in sound theology, tracks proven planning strategies, and most especially, shares practical pastoral experiences."