If you sense that your church's best days are ahead, use this book's guidelines for deciding where and what kind of change to implement. Then tackle Mellado, Appel, and Nelson's strategy for wise planning and team building so your goals will find rich fulfillment.
The authors authoritatively cover the elements of initiating change in a church body, addressing such topics as: Examining what motivates youGetting below the skin of improvementHonoring past traditions while developing new onesUnderstanding the emotional side of changeIdentifying opinion leaders in your churchDetermining where you want to go as a bodyCreating a transition planSailing the "leader ship"Making conflict work for youEnjoying the benefits of improved ministry
Though many American churches are fading in number and effectiveness, yours can stay on course. Take advantage of others' experience: "How to Change Your Church (Without Killing It)" contains many success and crash-and-burn stories, as well as pointed lessons about how to guide your church through innovation with the least pain possible.
Embark on the journey through church change with these able guides and make your local church body irresistible to believers and seekers alike.