Journey in the Wilderness: New Life for Mainline Churches

by Gil Rendle. Abingdon Press, 2010.


Written by an experienced consultant with the Texas Methodist Foundation, this resource offers congregations a way to create positive change towards missional transformation.


missional transformation, how to address changes, congregation culture

Recommended Audience

Christian clergy and lay leaders


purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Renew your church mission by creating cultural change at every level using the tools provided in this book.
  • Regain hope for the future by sharing this book with your congregation and discussing as a group.

About the Contributor

Melissa Spas

Melissa Spas is the managing director of the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, where she develops and leads educational programs and partnerships with religious organizations and the people who lead them. She has also worked for leadership education at Duke Divinity, where she contributed to the development, design, and delivery of strategic leadership programs and resources for Christian institutions. 

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