Leading Congregational Change: A Practical Guide for the Transformational Journey

by Jim Herrington, Mike Bonem, and others. Jossey-Bass, 2000.

This book grew out of a change process instituted in Houston, Texas, by the Union Baptist Association. Dismayed by their increasingly smaller share of the population in Houston, the association instituted a Congregational Transformation Model to increase spiritual and relational vitality and then to use that vitality to support a renewed mission for the congregation. The book emphasizes the role of the leader in encouraging and helping to maintain congregational change. The book has a nice mix of story, theory, and practical advice. A companion workbook is available.