Pursuing the Full Kingdom Potential of Your Congregation

by George W. Bullard Jr. Chalice Press, 2005.


This book equips churches with the tools needed to start a journey towards discovering their full potential. It will be helpful for congregations who are in transition, stymied by a lack of growth, who lack vitality, or are preparing to engage in a strategic planning process.


how churches can reach their full potential, stages of congregational development, preparing for a transition

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Identify the potential pitfalls during a journey towards potential by reading this book with congregational leaders before engaging in a strategic planning process.
  • Establish where your congregation is in the life cycle of congregational development to see if there is untapped potential remaining.

About the Contributor

Beth Booram

Beth Booram is the co-founder and director of Fall Creek Abbey, an urban retreat center in Indianapolis dedicated to “renewing the contemplative spirit.” In addition, she is a trained spiritual director and author of several books including When Faith Becomes Sight. Beth worked for five years on contract as a resource consultant with the Center for Congregations. 


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