Transforming Church: Bringing Out the Good to Get to Great

Transforming Church: Bringing Out the Good to Get to Great

by Kevin Ford
     
 

ISBN-10: 1434767043

ISBN-13: 9781434767042

Pub. Date: 11/01/2008

Publisher: David C Cook

The mission of the church is change-to partner with God to transform lives. But in order to change people, ministries must first manage and lead change from within.

Too often churches are unable to reform and revise their approach to ministry. Declining churches need to rebuild. Stagnant ministries must pursue the next level. Even growing congregations can

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Overview

The mission of the church is change-to partner with God to transform lives. But in order to change people, ministries must first manage and lead change from within.

Too often churches are unable to reform and revise their approach to ministry. Declining churches need to rebuild. Stagnant ministries must pursue the next level. Even growing congregations can struggle to keep up with the pace of change. So why do so many churches fail to adapt? How can ministries envision, implement, and evaluate effective change?

Kevin G. Ford has the powerful answers. As a consultant to ministries across the country, Ford has helped hundreds of churches experience genuine change and growth. Filled with eye-opening insights, Transforming Church identifies five dysfunctions of an unhealthy church, and shares the five key indicators of a healthy, vibrant congregation. You'll discover the keys for creating a church that transforms lives, your community, and the world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434767042
Publisher:
David C Cook
Publication date:
11/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 13

Foreword Billy Graham 15

Getting Started 17

1 The Journey of Change 23

The Journey of Change Speed Bump 45

2 Consumerism/Community, Part 1: Individualism on Steroids 49

3 Consumerism/Community, Part 2: Creating Community 65

Consumerism/Community Speed Bump 84

4 Incongruence/Code, Part 1: Out of Sync 87

5 Incongruence/Code, Part 2: Cracking the Code 105

Incongruence/Code Speed Bump 124

6 Autocracy/Shared Leadership, Part 1: Leadership (the Noun) 127

7 Autocracy/Shared Leadership, Part 2: Leadership (the Verb) 141

Autocracy/Shared Leadership Speed Bump 160

8 Cloister/Missional, Part 1: The Cloister 163

9 Cloister/Missional, Part 2: The Exponential Power of One 179

Cloister/Missional Speed Bump 198

10 Inertia/Reinvention, Part 1: Dead Ends 201

11 Inertia/Reinvention, Part 2: Transforming Church 219

Inertia/Reinvention Speed Bump 233

12 Transforming People 235

13 Partnering Together 251

Afterword Don Cousins 257

Research Methodology for the Transforming Church Index 259

Notes 277

About the Author 281

About TAG Consulting 283

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