Is your church ready for an exciting---and risky---change from program-driven to purpose-driven ministry? Southerland shares his 8-step strategy based on principles from Nehemiah. Field-tested concepts and personal experiences combine with Scripture and action plans to help leaders transform knowledge into reality! 240 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
A biblical look at how to steer a congregation in a new and exciting direction aligned with Gods unique purpose for them. Transitioning is written to help church leaders and their congregations successfully navigate change and discover that the rewards far exceed the risk. Drawing principles from the book of Nehemiah, Southerland maps out an eight-step strategy for moving from being a traditional, ministry-driven church to a purpose-driven church. Transitioning illustrates practical, field-tested concepts with examples from the Bible and Southerlands own experience. A detailed workbook section with fill-in-the-blanks, scripture passages, and action steps helps pastors and their leadership teams convert knowledge into reality.
Dan Southerland is one of the pastors of Next Level Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is also the founder and director of Church Transitions, an organization that trains pastors and church leaders to effectively manage change. He has trained over 100,000 pastors and church leaders in the past seven years, and is one of the leading experts on implementing the purpose-driven paradigm in existing churches.
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