‘Why should we change?’ This book is written for the vast majority of congregations who are cautious, tentative, and ambivalent to change and creative initiatives for mission. The vast majority will find a calm, reasonable explanation of why their stability is more shaky than ever, and their seeming congregational health hides a growing self-destructive addiction.
In answer to the question, ‘Why should we change?’ Tom Bandy replies, ‘As a consultant and speaker, I see incredibly daring and creative congregational initiatives for mission, and I also encounter many dying churches unwilling to change at all. The vast majority of congregations, however, are something in-between: cautious, tentative, and ambivalent. Many small, medium, and even large traditional churches enjoy a degree of stability and reasonable health.’
About the Author:
Thomas G. Bandy is Vice President and Senior Partner of Easum, Bandy, and Associates, a church consulting and futuring firm. He is also the Senior Editor of Net Results Magazine. He has been a National Officer for Congregational Mission and Evangelism, United Church of Canada, and pastor of several congregations in Canada.