As the founder and president of the Alban Institute, Mead has helped hundreds of churches navigate troubled waters. Here he reflects on what he has observed during five decades of ministry, offering valuable advice to a new generation of leaders wrestling with all manner of problematic issues relating to change. 144 pages, softcover. Morehouse.
Navigating the treacherous waters of congregational and cultural change can be daunting, but knowing that others have come safely through those waters before can make the journey less unsettling. As founder and president of The Alban Institute, Loren Mead helped hundreds of churches steer around the shoals and whirlpools. In this new book, he reflects on what he learned over five decades of ministry and leadership, and offers inspiration for a new generation of leaders seeking to create change.
Memoir of respected and nationally known founder of The Alban Institute
Reflections on changes in congregational development theory over 40 years
LOREN MEAD served as a rector in South Carolina and North Carolina before agreeing to direct Project Test Pattern, a national initiative of The Episcopal Church in 1969. The Alban Institute, which he founded in 1974, grew out of this work. He was president of the Institute until 1994. After leaving he wrote a series of books on The Once and Future Church and was a popular speaker and consultant. He still consults with parishes. He is an associate at St. Albans Episcopal Church in Washington, DC.