How to Change Your Church Without Killing It  -     By: Jim Mellado, Alan Nelson, Gene Appel
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Thomas Nelson / 2008 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 384
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 9.20 X 6.10 X 0.90 (inches)
ISBN: 0785296913
ISBN-13: 9780785296911
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If you sense that your church's best days are ahead, use this book's guidelines for deciding where and what kind of change to implement. Then tackle Mellado, Appel, and Nelson's strategy for wise planning and team building so your goals will find rich fulfillment.

The authors authoritatively cover the elements of initiating change in a church body, addressing such topics as:

  • Examining what motivates you
  • Getting below the skin of improvement
  • Honoring past traditions while developing new ones
  • Understanding the emotional side of change
  • Identifying opinion leaders in your church
  • Determining where you want to go as a body
  • Creating a transition plan
  • Sailing the "leader ship"
  • Making conflict work for you
  • Enjoying the benefits of improved ministry

Though many American churches are fading in number and effectiveness, yours can stay on course. Take advantage of others' experience: How to Change Your Church (Without Killing It) contains many success and crash-and-burn stories, as well as pointed lessons about how to guide your church through innovation with the least pain possible.

Embark on the journey through church change with these able guides and make your local church body irresistible to believers and seekers alike.

Author Bio

Jim Mellado is president of the Willow Creek association, which now has a membership of more that 3,700 congregations. A former Olympic athlete with a Harvard MBA, Mellado is an in-demand church network and organizational expert whose insight has helped the Willow Creek Association become a leading model in the 21st Century ministry. He and his wife, Leanne, reside in South Barrington, Illinois.

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