Congregational Resource Guide
Finding the right resources for your congregation
'Redeveloping the Congregation' presents a method through which dying and declining churches can begin—with God's grace—to reverse course and experience vitality. The authors draw on the work of John Kotter (former professor of organizational behavior at Harvard) to establish an eight-step framework for congregational redevelopment:
Each task receives a full chapter that discusses how it can be accomplished. Explained in each chapter is a three-stage approach in which a "mentor" lists observations on doing that task, a "companion" reflects on personal experience of that task, and a "coach" gives a detailed approach to doing the task. Such an approach helps to make each of the eight tasks concrete, realistic, and do-able.
Congregational leaders committed to redevelopment will find this approach highly practical and effective.