Liberating Hope: Daring to Renew the Mainline Church

by Michael Piazza, Cameron Trimble. Pilgrim Press, 2011.

This resource combats the widespread loss of church participants by calling on congregations to define a new mission --- one that involves an understanding of contemporary stewardship, transformational leadership skills, and mission engagement.


small group study guide, how to define and implement that mission, transformational leadership skills

Best For

clergy and lay leaders


purchase as a book

Suggested Uses

  • Take the first steps to congregational growth by defining a new mission and executing that mission through transformational leadership skills.
  • Gain insight into what it takes to ensure a transformational mission engagement by using this resource as an all-church study guide.

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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