What is your church like today? Maybe your congregation is experiencing wonderful energy and growth. Or perhaps, like many, it was established some time ago and is now experiencing a loss of activity and vitality. In this book E. Stanley Ott outlines twelve dynamic shifts in thinking and practice that can bring new vision and fresh energy to the life of local churches.
Arguing that the crisis in the church today is due to a loss of personal spirituality and congregational vitality, Ott challenges pastors and church leaders to adjust the style of their ministries to attract new people while continuing to encourage current members. He examines the characteristics of the -traditional- church, extols the features of the new -transformational- church, and lays out inspiring yet practical proposals to help congregations make the transition from traditional to transformational.
A must-read for pastors and all who share in the leadership of their church, Ott's Twelve Dynamic Shifts offers a welcome blueprint for building need-responsive, disciple-growing congregations full of life and vigor.