"E. Stanley Ott's insights will transform your church to be effective in America's ever-changing culture. Ott can help your church shift your vision and expectations, your ministry to people, your congregational program, and your practice of leadership so that your ministries are dynamic, visionary, and need-meeting."
Thomas G. Bandy
"Stan Ott is just the mentor so many established congregations seek, a pastor who has truly coached the church to cross the boundary from harmonious complacency to vital mission. He helps leaders not only see what must be done but also discover the courage to do it."
Ben Campbell Johnson
"This book comes from the heart of a working pastor who has a compelling vision for the renewal of the church. The shifts that he calls for are urgent, practical, and completely doable in any size congregation."
Carnegie Samuel Calian
"Stan Ott's book identifies the attitudinal shifts that are necessary if congregations are to become vital centers of ministry within their communities. Since Ott himself practices effectively what he preaches, his message gains added credibility. This book will be useful to many congregations."
"Ott provides profound insight in this simple, easy-to-read book. He inspires the reader to seek God for fresh vision, wisdom, guidance, and courage. Twelve Shifts is biblical, field tested, and will assist church leaders to implement vision without causing division."
"This book is well written, easily readable, and because of the topics discussed and resource material included, a worthy addition to the library of any church leader."