If you’ve ever felt bewildered by your congregations reaction to change- or maybe your own- this book just might clear the air for you. Author Keith McFayden, an ordained Presbyterian minister and professor at Union Theological Seminary, explains the energy and angst that many congregations have toward the changing world around them and the adaptations their church is making to adjust. Strategic Leadership for a Change provides congregational leaders with new insights and tools for understanding the relationships between change, attachment, loss, and grief. It helps leaders facilitate the process of grieving, comprehend the centrality of vision, and demonstrate theological reflection in the midst of change, loss, grief, and attaching anew. Clergy and laity of any faith tradition will find this a good resource to help navigate through the fray that change naturally creates. This book will help clarify and empower leaders to lead through change with greater confidence.
Reviewed by Beth Booram