This book sets forth the vision, the principles and the practices that,
if embraced, will see your regional body on its way to a robust church
development effort – one that is effective today and will withstand
continuous shifts in the mission environment over time. Mike Regele’s
2002 study of church development activity in U.S. denominations found
surprisingly little evidence of focused, effective work. Yet, hidden in
the research, a path to effectiveness was discovered in what we call
the 10 Best Practices – these development activities that most
positively correlate to success.