If you are a pastor, lay leader, or devoted church member vitally interested in renewing your church, this essential workbook will give you precisely the tools you need to transform your congregation. Based on a practical, proven model, it brilliantly combines biblical wisdom with the best new business thinking on how organizations learn and grow. Here you will find specific, hands-on resources for initiating change.
Format: Paperback Vendor: John Wiley & Sons Publication Date: 2000 Dimensions: 11 X 8.5 X 3/8 (inches)
With this much-needed handbook, the authors brilliantly combine their experience guiding dozens of churches through the change process with both the study of Christian disciplines and the sophisticated understanding of such important business thinkers as John Kotter on leading change and Peter Senge on learning organizations. In this eminently readable book the authors have distilled their insights and practices into simple but powerful concepts for leading congregations, whether long established or recently formed, through profound change.
Leaders using this guide will also be interested in the companion Leading Congregational Change Workbook, which offers assessment questions, planning worksheets, activities, and case examples for each stage of the process.
JIM HERRINGTON is executive director of Mission Houston, an interdenominational, multicultural pastoral effort to transform the city of Houston. MIKE BONEM is president and cofounder of Kingdom Transformation Partners, a church consulting and training firm based in Houston. JAMES H. FURR is senior church consultant with Union Baptist Association and adjunct professor of sociology at Houston Baptist University.