Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change

by William Bridges, Susan Bridges. Da Capo Books, 2017.

Written by an organizational consultant, this book contains examples and strategies for healthy transitional changes that can be applied in congregations.


setting up a transition team, assessing your transition readiness, real-life examples, steps for managing organization and personal change

Best For

clergy and lay leaders of any faith tradition


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Establish a three-phase process consisting of an end, neutral zone, and new beginnings, in order to ease congregational transitions and ensure lasting changes.
  • Create a transition monitoring team by following the tips included in the appendix.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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