Leading Missional Change: Move Your Congregation from Resistant to Re-Energized

by Paul J. Dunbar, Anthony L. Blair. Wipf and Stock, 2013.

This book provides insight on why congregations don't want to change, how to utilize trust to move forward, and strategies for culture change.


the role of pastoral leadership, strategy for culture change, overcoming resistance to change

Best For

Christian clergy and lay leaders


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Build trust among the congregation and leaders in order to successfully navigate change.
  • Learn how to overcome resistance to change by understanding why people don't want to change.

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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