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Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae

versión On-line ISSN 2412-4265
versión impresa ISSN 1017-0499


BOYA, Kgaugelo Sammy  y  CHILOANE-PHETLA, Germinah Evelyn. The Modern Church as Not-for-Profit Organisation: Is it not Time for the Church to Become More Strategic?. Studia Hist. Ecc. [online]. 2022, vol.48, n.1, pp.1-21. ISSN 2412-4265.

For many centuries, churches have continued to play critical roles in society's spiritual and social lives. As is the case across the globe, millions of Christians throughout South Africa continue to seek spiritual upliftment in churches. For this research, a qualitative research method was employed by means of semi-structured interviews. The research was conducted among churches within the Gauteng province of South Africa. Data were analysed through the use of the ATLAS.ti software. The findings suggest that innumerable benefits can be realised by modern churches if proper strategic planning process tools are in place. Productivity and a clear sense of direction are the leading attributes. The study recommended that more research and advocacy work still need to be done to heighten the significance of using strategic planning process tools in church management settings. This may enable the preservation of the rich history of the church.

Palabras clave : churches; not-for-profit organisations; South Africa; strategic planning; strategic planning process tools.

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