Choosing Change: How to Motivate Churches to Face the Future

by Peter Coutts. Rowman & Littlefield, 2013.


This book will help congregational leaders move their churches towards change through practicing motivational theory and helping congregants accept change.


motivational theory, practicing motivational leadership, description of the leadership process

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Develop a leadership style that will prepare your congregation for change.
  • Follow the leadership process outlined in the book --- the Discovery Step, the Dialogue Step, the Deliberation Step, Dealing with Dissent, and the Deployment Step.

About the Contributor

Brian Witwer

Brian Witwer is the retired director of the Center for Congregations' northeast office. Brian has specialized training in leadership and group process.

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