Another Way: Living and Leading Change on Purpose

by Stephen Lewis, Matthew Wesley Williams , and others. Chalice Press, 2020.

This book provides a creative framework to discern purpose and plan a path forward. Its process applies to organizational and personal discernment.


CARE leadership model: create hospitable space, ask self-awakening questions, reflect theologically together, enact the next most faithful step

Best For

pastors of any faith community, spiritual directors, and vocation mentors


purchase as book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Discern your congregation’ s purpose and mission by using the book’ s process to host a creative exercise that engages laity and clergy.
  • Discuss challenging issues while honoring all participants by reading the book and practicing its CARE leadership strategies.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim Shapiro is the Indianapolis Center’s president. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. For 14 years, Tim served Westminster Presbyterian Church in Xenia, Ohio. Prior to his pastorate at Westminster, he was pastor of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Logansport, Indiana. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation LearnsAfter his extensive work on the Center’s Sacred Space initiative, Tim co-authored the book Holy Places: Matching Sacred Space with Mission and MessageHe has also authored several articles, including Applying Positive Deviance and The Congregation of Theological Coherence.

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