Raising the Roof: The Pastoral-to-Program Size Transition

by Alice Mann. Rowman & Littlefield, 2001.


Easy-to-use, this resource is designed to help congregational learning teams make a transition from a pastoral to program size church using a five-step process.


five-step process to help congregations during transitions, implement strategies for growth, content from an Alban online seminar, transitioning from a pastoral to a program size church

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Overcome barriers to growth by following the five-step process to make the transition from a pastoral to program size church.
  • Use this resource with a congregational learning team to discuss how to address all aspects of a significant size transition, ranging from preparing board members to creating a plan for congregational learning.

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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