Bringing Good News: 40 Stories of Congregations and the Ministries that Transformed Them

by Henry Simmons, Rita Boyer. Union Presbyterian Seminary, 2014.

This resource includes inspirational stories of congregations who leaned into their faith in order to create something new or overcome a challenge. Collected by the Union Presbyterian Seminary, these stories will inspire your congregation to open up to God's spirit.


stories about transformed congregations, solutions to challenges, creating sustainable ministries

Best For

clergy and lay leaders


purchase as an e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Be inspired and discover unique ways to transform your community or overcome a challenge by sharing these real-life stories in a small group.

About the Contributor

Jan Goodyear

Jan Goodyear is a retired middle school language arts teacher. She retired after 33 years of teaching and has since educated herself on church transformation and applied that knowledge by consulting with churches on visioning, structure, leadership development, and Christian education. 

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