Friday, May 20, 2016

Rainer Shares Roadmap to Helping Pastors Lead Change

Published by LifeWay's B&H Publishing imprint, Who Moved My Pulpit? comes out at a time when many churches are in need of change. Research shows nearly 9 out of 10 churches are either declining or growing more slowly than the communities in which they are located.

"Change is absolutely necessary in our churches," Rainer said, "but it is difficult and risky."

Leading change in churches is more difficult today than it was 20-25 years ago, Rainer said. That's due in large part to the pressure of today's ever-changing culture on church members.

"The world outside the church has shifted so drastically away from Judeo-Christian values that church members want to hold onto the methodologies, ministries and programs they know and are comfortable with within the church," he explained. "When change happens in the church, they are told they have to let go of those things they know, and that is yet another major frustration."

The book, available June 1, is a collection of stories drawn from the experiences of pastors and congregations navigating change. Readers will learn valuable lessons from the mistakes and successes of others. Read More

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