This is a business book about changing a corporate organization. It has been my experience that much in the business culture does not translate over into the church world. The dynamics of a church system are different from a business. The style of leadership and the strategies for change are not parallel between a church and a business. A lot of the business consulting would not work in a congregation. Fortunately, this book seems to break the mold. It is a practical look at the steps needed to change an organization. One will have to read into the text a church culture, but the principles are sound within the pages. It deals with how to change an organization through confrontation and contrast, but also provides the knowledge on how to continue the change process. This book was one of the best on helping people change for the good. Too many congregations get stuck in unhealthy patterns and relationships, and a minister who does not have the skill set of helping a congregation change when the congregation is dying will soon be leaving or preaching the funeral of the church. All ministers are in the job of changing a church. Not unscriptural change, but change in increased evangelism, spirituality, and unity. The normal process for a church is homeostasis and if this is not pushed than the congregation will cease to be great but will just exist. I think God wants more than existence.
- Review of “Leading Congregational Change”
- Read “Leading the Comeback Church”
- Read “Communicating for a Change”
- Clarity in Change
- Review of “Strategic Preaching”