Raising The Roof

The Pastoral-to-Program Size Transition

Media Information:

Categories: Book Collection.
Author(s): Mann (Alice).
Publication Dates: 2001.
Publisher(s): Alban Institute.
Subject(s): Church growth and Church management.
Format(s): Softcover.

Copies in the Resource Center:

  • BV 652.25 .M193 2001 Copy 1
  • Summary:

    Pastoral-to-program size change is frequently described as the most challenging of growth transitions for congregations. Now Alban senior consultant Alice Mann, author of The In-Between Church: Navigating Size Transitions in Congregations, addresses the difficulties of that transition in this resource designed specifically for a congregational learning team. Conceptualized and developed by Mann for an Alban online seminar program test event conducted with twelve congregations in transition, her newest book features a five-step process enabling the learning team to engage a wider circle of congregational leaders and members in study, discernment, and planning.

    Never before published resources include discussion of a major new concept – passive barriers to growth – plus Mann’s “System Change Index” tool to help congregations measure their progress from pastoral-size to program-size ways of operating. From preparing the congregation’s board and members, selecting the person to guide the learning process, and recruiting the learning team, to creating and celebrating a plan for congregational learning and action, Mann provides all the resources a congregation needs to address this significant size transition period.