Turnaround and Beyond: A Hopeful Future for the Small Membership Church

by Ronald K. Crandall. Abingdon Press, 2008.

This book equips congregations with tools to move from maintenance to mission, examining the characteristics of turnaround churches through scripture and stories.


pastoral and congregational leadership, reflection questions, solutions for addressing challenges, moving from maintenance to mission

Best For

clergy and lay leaders


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Form steps to move from maintenance to mission by drawing inspiration from the behaviors and attitudes of successful congregations.
  • Overcome obstacles during a pastoral transition by using solutions detailed in the book.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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