Real Good Church: How Our Church Came Back from the Dead, and Yours Can, Too

by Molly Phinney Baskette. Pilgrim Press, 2014.


Written using the author's personal experience in renewing her church, this resource details her ten year journey and offers advice on how congregations can use similar strategies involving neighborhood outreach and internal growth.


the importance of worship experiences, leadership development, dealing with conflict, finance, stewardship

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Adapt strategies to revitalize your congregation through the children's ministry, neighborhood outreach, and stewardship by reading what worked and didn't work for one specific church.
  • Establish a stronger presence in the community by going on neighborhood walks and increasing marketing through signage and media.

About the Contributor

Brian Witwer

Brian Witwer is the retired director of the Center for Congregations' northeast office. Brian has specialized training in leadership and group process.

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