Leading Congregational Change: A Practical Guide for the Transformational Journey
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Leading Congregational Change: A Practical Guide for the Transformational Journey  -     By: Jim Herrington, Mike Bonem, James H. Furr

Leading Congregational Change: A Practical Guide for the Transformational Journey

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Bold transformation is needed in many of the congregations that cover the American landscape, argue Jim Herrington, Mike Bonem, and James H. Furr, authors of Leading Congregational Change: A Practical Guide for the Transformational Journey. Drawing on their more than one hundred years of combined experience in a wide variety of church-related positions and a deep commitment to the biblical role of the local church, the authors present practical and concrete principles and concepts applicable across a broad spectrum of congregations.

Leading Congregational Change presents a simple, memorable, and transferable framework along with principles of congregational transformation--such as God's call for transformation, the central role of spiritual vitality, the sequential nature of effective change, and the learning disciplines. Illustrations and action items offer adaptable suggestions and starting points for discussion.

Leading Congregational Change is designed primarily for pastors and other congregational leaders who sense that things are not "just fine" in their churches and realize that deep change is needed. Judicatory staff and church consultants will also find the model for congregational transformation helpful. Individual ministries within a congregation, new congregations, and parachurch organizations can also use it to facilitate their own transformation. A church will grow when it understands and is genuinely committed to demonstrating and sharing the gospel in relevant ways. Growth will be manifested in the deeper commitment of its members. And more people in the community will hear God's call and become faithful disciples of Christ. Leading Congregational Change is a wise and faithful guide for the journey toward such transformation.

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Title: Leading Congregational Change: A Practical Guide for the Transformational Journey
By: Jim Herrington, Mike Bonem, James H. Furr
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 275
Vendor: Fortress Press
Publication Date: 2020
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 X 0.00 (inches)
Weight: 10 ounces
ISBN: 1506463312
ISBN-13: 9781506463315
Stock No: WW463313

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Bold transformation is needed in many of the congregations that cover the American landscape, argue Jim Herrington, Mike Bonem, and James H. Furr, authors of Leading Congregational Change: A Practical Guide for the Transformational Journey. Drawing on their more than one hundred years of combined experience in a wide variety of church-related positions and a deep commitment to the biblical role of the local church, the authors present practical and concrete principles and concepts applicable across a broad spectrum of congregations.

Leading Congregational Change presents a simple, memorable, and transferable framework along with principles of congregational transformation--such as God's call for transformation, the central role of spiritual vitality, the sequential nature of effective change, and the learning disciplines. Illustrations and action items offer adaptable suggestions and starting points for discussion.

Leading Congregational Change is designed primarily for pastors and other congregational leaders who sense that things are not "just fine" in their churches and realize that deep change is needed. Judicatory staff and church consultants will also find the model for congregational transformation helpful. Individual ministries within a congregation, new congregations, and parachurch organizations can also use it to facilitate their own transformation. A church will grow when it understands and is genuinely committed to demonstrating and sharing the gospel in relevant ways. Growth will be manifested in the deeper commitment of its members. And more people in the community will hear God's call and become faithful disciples of Christ. Leading Congregational Change is a wise and faithful guide for the journey toward such transformation.

Author Bio

Jim Herrington is a leadership coach and consultant, author, husband, father, and grandfather. His passion is helping leaders develop their capacity to live a fully human, fully alive life. He is the coauthor of three books on organizational change and leadership. Jim has a doctor of ministry degree from Houston Graduate School of Theology, and he speaks regularly at conferences across the US and Canada. More information is available at theleadersjourney.us.

Mike Bonem is a consultant, coach, author, husband, and father. He has worked with churches, ministries, and Christian leaders for over twenty years, offering a unique blend of world-class consulting and leadership experience that enables clients to turn their visions into results. Mike has written extensively on ministry leadership, served for over a decade as an executive pastor, and equipped ministry leaders throughout the country. His books include Leading from the Second Chair and Leading Congregational Change (both Fortress Press).

James H. Furr is an educator, trainer, and consultant for faith-based leaders and organizations. He currently serves as president of Houston Graduate School of Theology, where he is also Professor of Church and Culture. Graduate and undergraduate teaching areas at HGST and other institutions include Christian leadership, culture and context, missional theology, Christian ethics, and spiritual formation.

Author Bio

Jim Herrington is a leadership coach and consultant, author, husband, father, and grandfather. His passion is helping leaders develop their capacity to live a fully human, fully alive life. He is the coauthor of three books on organizational change and leadership. Jim has a doctor of ministry degree from Houston Graduate School of Theology, and he speaks regularly at conferences across the US and Canada. More information is available at theleadersjourney.us.

Mike Bonem is a consultant, coach, author, husband, and father. He loves to help ministries and their leaders reach their God-given potential. He has written four books on ministry leadership and has spoken across the country. Mike has an MBA from Harvard and a breadth of experience in ministry and business. More information is available at MikeBonem.com.

James H. Furr is an educator, trainer, and consultant for faith-based leaders and organizations. He currently serves as president of Houston Graduate School of Theology, where he is also Professor of Church and Culture. Graduate and undergraduate teaching areas at HGST and other institutions include Christian leadership, culture and context, missional theology, Christian ethics, and spiritual formation.

Editorial Reviews

"Leading a church to change from being tradition- or program-driven to being purpose-driven is a task filled with all kinds of potentially explosive and divisive issues. This is a book you ought to read before you change anything." --Rick Warren, author of The Purpose-Driven Church

"This is a landmark book for churches and change. Effecting change is never easy in congregations. Leading Congregational Change is a practical guide for congregational leaders that includes spiritual wisdom and its application from the best thinkers of our day." --Bob Buford, founding chairman, Leadership Network

"This book spotlights the universal principles for navigating the rapids of change between chaplaincy and mission. Identifying the simplicity--within the complexity--of this challenging leadership role, pastors and leaders learn how to go from hopeful to possible." --Herb Miller, editor, The Parish Paper

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