The Church has a choice: To die as a result of its resistance to change, or to die in order to live. Change pervades today’s world. Change has always been part of the social landscape: predictable, rhythmic, and generational change. But today another kind of change upsets all our predictions and securities: chaotic and unpredictable […]
This is a rare book – combining practical tools for parish planning with equally practical help for the spiritual dimension of what parishes are all about. It can be a revolutionary book for congregational leaders who are serious about wanting to become an effective religious force in the future of their communities. The real surprise […]
FaithQuakes is for people who have the shakes and are looking to God’s future. With up-to-the-minute monitoring of changes and trends that affect our lives, Leonard Sweet provides refreshingly unconventional glimpses into the future that must be grasped by church leaders. We learn how to pursue a more effective, ‘go and tell’ evangelism that reaches […]
Thomas Hawkins proposes a fresh and highly practical model for congregational leadership, providing practical strategies for understanding the relationship between leadership, learning, and ministry. The Learning Congregation is must reading for all pastors, church leaders, and church members.
One of America’s leading church consultants shows why he believes the small membership church has a bright and promising future if the leaders will adapt to new roles in the culture. Lyle Schaller presents 44 alternative scenarios that can lead to a better use of resources and more focused energies in ministry.