Book Endorsement: Barbara Dobson reminds us of our co-creating role in renewing the Church. Using rich illustrations and robust tools for implementation, she calls us to the holy work of actively joining God's mission. Loving our people is not enough. Dobson shows us how to love them to deeper life and greater witness by exercising strategic leadership. I wish I had this book when I was starting pastoral ministry The Kingdom of God would have been more obvious to those I served. Thomas F. Tumblin, Ph.D. Dean, Beeson International Center Professor of Leadership Asbury Theological Seminary Book Endorsement Dr. Dobson's book assists churches in envisioning their future and building a sustainable organization for generations to come. By focusing on transformational change and strategic visioning, she leads churches into understanding the need to dream and offer more focus to enhance organizational effectiveness. In her writing, she bridges the gap between theory and practice by providing an intervention model with practical applications to guide a church in increasing strategic capacity and attaining a future to serve communities. On a further note, Dr. Dobson's passion to grow God's Kingdom is evident in the "heart" of the message and her desire to help is illustrated by the step-by-step guidance to lead churches in accomplishing successfully the task of strategic planning. Verna J. Lowe, Ed.D. Dean of the College of Education Eastern Kentucky University Rev. Dr. Barbara Robinson Dobson is an Ordained Minister in the Wesleyan Holiness Church Western Jamaica District with over twenty years of ministry experience. She is the Academic Dean and Lecturer at Caribbean Wesleyan College in Jamaica. Dr. Dobson has invested herself in equipping and empowering Pastors and leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ to (B.C.O.M.E)-Build Capacity for Organizational and Ministry Effectiveness, through Leadership Development Conferences, seminars, Church and Ministry Consulting and Coaching.