Renew Your Congregation provides motivation to church leaders and gives direction for those in need of recovery from status as a dying or plateaued church toward becoming a transformed and transforming church. Based on his own experience as pastor of dying and of transformed churches, the author gives practical advice to church leaders concerning what they must do and what they must become for the church to become vibrant, energetic, and fun again.
Using examples and testimonies from pastors of various denominations across the country, McConnell shows both the dangers and the delights of leading a church transformation. He explains the necessity of spiritual and organizational changes and the pain endured in making them.
"Bill McConnell is a delightful writer and this book is as easy to read as it is substantive in its content. It is intelligent, intuitive, and informed. There is no substitute for wisdom born of experience and perseverance, and that wisdom is found here. Full of practical insights and suggestions as well as being a window on Bill’s personal journey as a successful leader of congregational transformation, I commend Renew Your Congregation to every minister and lay leader alike.”
— Dick Hamm, coach-consultant, president of The Columbia Partnership and author of Recreating the Church: Leadership for the Postmodern Age