Taking Your Church to the Next Level: What Got You Here Won't Get You There

by Gary L. McIntosh. Baker Press, 2009.

This guide equips congregations to move confidently through age and growth cycles, addressing leadership styles, management issues, and communication strategies that must be altered after each change.


characteristics of each phase, challenges and opportunities, size transitions, how to promote continual improvement

Best For

clergy and lay leaders


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Identify what life phase your congregation is in currently and strategize plans that will move the church to where it needs to be.
  • Create a long term plan by using this resource to look at change points in each phase.

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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