Church Ecology reminds readers that God has in fact created us to be more than we have become. Called by Christ to discipleship, we are the true heirs of Christ. We are called to share the gifts that God has given to each of us on behalf of the whole community so that we can more effectively be the body of Christ in and for the world today. In Church Ecology, the authors lay out a practical stepby-step approach to creating a leadership pathway that is grounded in scripture and prayer.
Their creative, reflective process and practical suggestions invite all who participate to remember who they are in Christ. They invite us to be curious about current leadership development processes, curious about what those processes could be, curious about the journey - past, present, and future - and curious about past, present, and future capacity for fruitfulness. They invite us to ask questions and they ask us questions, coaching us to determine the next appropriate action step for our unique church situation.
They also remind us that a leadership pathway for a community should not be built or created by one person, but a diverse small group of persons who are passionate about growing a healthy and generative church ministry, outreach, and witness. Church Ecology invites us to anticipate and prepare for future leadership in the church. Instead of leaving the development of church leadership up to happenstance, Ken and Kelly invite us to anticipate and to prepare for future leadership through an intentional process of creating a leadership pathway that empowers us to live a healthy, balanced life with Christ and one another as the church.
Developing a leadership pathway serves to open up endless possibilities for us to be one with Christ, one with each other, and one in God’s transforming ministry to all the world - not just for the moment, but for the future.