Adapt to Thrive

by John Flowers, Karen Vannoy. Abingdon Press, 2014.

This book pushes readers to view the church as an organism --- something that must survive through adaption. This resource supplies readers with ten adaptive principles for congregations to thrive.


ten adaptive principles, case studies, perspectives that can transform communities

Best For

clergy and lay leaders


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Diagnose problematic behaviors that hinder congregational growth and learn how to adapt with positive change.
  • Revitalize your congregation's identity by adapting new changes based off the ten principles outlined.

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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