Transitioning: Leading Your Church Through Change

Paperback | April 10, 2002

byDan Southerland

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A biblical look at how to steer a congregation in a new and exciting direction aligned with God’s unique purpose for them. Transitioning is written to help church leaders and their congregations successfully navigate change and discover that the rewards far exceed the risk. Drawing principles from the book of Nehemiah, Southerland maps out an eight-step strategy for moving from being a traditional, ministry-driven church to a purpose-driven church. Transitioning illustrates practical, field-tested concepts with examples from the Bible and Southerland’s own experience. A detailed workbook section with fill-in-the-blanks, scripture passages, and action steps helps pastors and their leadership teams convert knowledge into reality.

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A biblical look at how to steer a congregation in a new and exciting direction aligned with God’s unique purpose for them. Transitioning is written to help church leaders and their congregations successfully navigate change and discover that the rewards far exceed the risk. Drawing principles from the book of Nehemiah, Southerland maps...

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A biblical look at how to steer a congregation in a new and exciting direction aligned with God's unique purpose for them. Transitioning is written to help church leaders and their congregations successfully navigate change and discover that the rewards far exceed the risk. Drawing principles from the book of Nehemiah, Southerland map...

Dan Southerland is one of the pastors of Next Level Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is also the founder and director of Church Transitions, an organization that trains pastors and church leaders to effectively manage change. He has trained over 100,000 pastors and church leaders in the past seven years, and is one of the lead...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:April 10, 2002Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0310242681

ISBN - 13:9780310242680

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Table of Contents

Table of ContentsForeword by Rick Warren...9The Flamingo Road Story...11Introduction...13Overview...17Step 1: Preparing for Vision...20Step 2: Defining the Vision...43Step 3: Planting the Vision...67Step 4: Sharing the Vision...84Step 5: Implementing the Vision...97Step 6: Dealing with Opposition...110Step 7: Making Course Corrections...129Step 8: Evaluating the Results...149Concluding Thoughts...167WORKBOOK SECTIONWorkbook Introduction...175Workbook Section...177