Leading Congregational Change provides practical, refreshing, and highly effective tools and processes for generating deep transformation.
The authors, having led hundreds of congregations through change, present a powerful, sequential process for moving a church toward renewal. They reveal how to deal with resistance from key members who do not understand why change is needed, show how to develop a "vision-community"--a diverse group within the church who can collaboratively discern and help to implement God's vision for their congregation--and identify the specific leadership disciplines required to successfully shepherd change. Based on a proven model, this book empowers church leaders to help declining congregations grow and become reenergized and vibrant again.
Leaders using this guide will also be interested in the companion Leading Congregational Change Workbook, which offers assessment questions, planning worksheets, activities, and case examples for each stage of the process.