Change is vital to the life of a church. Pastors and church leaders continually seek new ways to improve their church’s health, community, and outward compassion. They study the trends, attend seminars, and research new programs. But when it comes to actually implementing or moving toward a transition, many leaders hesitateuncertain how to initiate or shepherd the change. It’s one thing to want to transitionit’s another to know how.In Innovative Transitions, well-known pastor Dale Galloway and church researcher Warren Bird team up to give church leaders practical methods to move their churches from comfortable maintenance to genuine, vibrant mission. They share 15 inspiring stories of successful turnaround churches, each of which models a unique style of transition. From leadership development to a renewed vision for outreach, they offer insight and transferable principles for church leaders to use--regardless of church size or denomination. Their innovative ideas will help leaders successfully implement change as their church transitions from one generation to another.Filled with poignant scriptures, questions for discussion, and relevant examples, Innovative Transitions will sharpen your understanding of church growth and show you new opportunities to take Christ into the world.
Dale Galloway has achieved international recognition as a pastor, teacher, and mentor. He is a popular speaker who has a history and a heart for training pastors. He has pastored four churches and written 22 books. Dale graduated from Olivet Nazarene University and Nazarene Theological Seminary and earned his doctorate from Western Evangelical Seminary. He and his wife live in Phoenix. Warren Bird directs the research division at Leadership Network. He is an ordained minister, serves part-time on a church staff, and is a contributing faculty member at Alliance Theological Seminary. He holds a Ph.D. in sociology of religion and also collaboratively authored 20 books on topics of church health and church leadership. He and his wife live in New York City.
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