Quietly Courageous: Leading the Church in a Changing World

by Gil Rendle. Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.

This book calls for new leadership skills and non-linear change for congregations to navigate the rapidly changing culture in America.


institutional assumptions, models of change and when to apply them, key leadership skills

Best For

clergy, seminarians and lay leaders of any faith tradition


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Understand the new demands of leadership, such as "being" and "learning", by studying this book with your senior leadership team.
  • Equip your congregation to navigate new challenges by choosing a change model with your leadership team and applying it in your context.

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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