BIO (for publicity)

General Speaking Bio:

Bob Whitesel (D.Min., Ph.D.) is Professor of Missional Leadership at Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University. He is a sought-after speaker, church growth consultant and award-winning writer on missional leadership, church change and church growth; who has been called by a national magazine: “the key spokesperson on change theory in the church today.” He holds two earned doctorates (D.Min. and Ph.D.) from Fuller Theological Seminary where the faculty awarded him “The Donald McGavran Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Church Growth.” He is the author of 11 books in 13 years, including an award-winning series on evangelism titled, Spiritual Waypoints: Helping Other Navigate the Journey (2010). His book ORGANIX: Signs of Leadership in a Changing Church (2011) describes emerging leadership changes that churches must embrace to grow in the 21st Century.  Cure for the Common Church: God’s Plan to Restore Church Health (2012) has been hailed as “a much needed practical guide for setting a path for renewal and growth” that is “achievable, simple and wise in one stroke.”  The Healthy Church (2013) is the followup to Cure for the Common Church and includes field-tested exercises that will make a church resilient and healthy.  In 2016, the watershed book ReMix: Transitioning Your Church to Living Color was released with co-author Mark DeYmaz.

Speaking on Change Bio:

Bob Whitesel (D.Min., Ph.D.) is Professor of Missional Leadership at Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University. He is a sought-after speaker, church growth consultant and award-winning writer on missional leadership, church change and church growth. He holds two earned doctorates (D.Min. and Ph.D.) from Fuller Theological Seminary where the faculty awarded him “The Donald McGavran Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Church Growth.” He is the author of 11 books in 13 years dealing with change and evangelism. He will dissect the challenges of church change and share from his PhD research at Fuller Theological Seminary how to bring about change in a unifying manner. A national magazine called him, “the key spokesperson on change theory in the church today,” and for 25+ years he has led a nationally-recognized ministry of coaching churches on change at http://www.ChurchHealth.net.

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