Moments of Impact: How to Design Strategic Conversations That Accelerate Change

by Chris Ertel , Lisa Kay Solomon. Simon & Schuster, 2014.

This resource helps readers design an agenda that will lead to new options and changed behavior through strategic conversation.


creating well designed conversations, practical starter kit, keys to strategic conversations

Best For

clergy and lay leaders of any faith tradition


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Design the strategic conversation your congregation needs by using the practical starter kit included in this resource.
  • Create conversations that will result in positive action by following the process detailed in the resource.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim Shapiro is the Indianapolis Center’s president. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. For 14 years, Tim served Westminster Presbyterian Church in Xenia, Ohio. Prior to his pastorate at Westminster, he was pastor of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Logansport, Indiana. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation LearnsAfter his extensive work on the Center’s Sacred Space initiative, Tim co-authored the book Holy Places: Matching Sacred Space with Mission and MessageHe has also authored several articles, including Applying Positive Deviance and The Congregation of Theological Coherence.

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