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Growing the Post-pandemic Church: A Leadership.church Guide by Bob Whitesel.
Growth strategies for churches with aging buildings, plateaued/declining attendance, overbuilt sanctuaries or underfunded staffs.
New church alternatives such as pub churches, café churches, online churches, partnership churches and churches led by bi- or co- vocational pastors.
- Biblical foundations to increase survivability.
- St. Paul’s Guide to Leading Remotely, based on Paul’s theology and practice in his letters.
- 10 leadership skills needed in the eReformation for better electronic communication.
- Organic steps any church can do to build bridges across racial divides.
“It’s the best book I’ve read in a long time on positivity in the Christian life.” – Stan Toler, best-selling author and international speaker.
“This practical and powerful book provides every Christian with spiritual impact” – Kent Hunter, author of 20 books, known as the Church Doctor.
“This book can fuel your church’s future.” – Tom Cheyney, founder & leader of Renovate: The National Church Revitalization Conference
reMIX: Transitioning Your Church to Living Color by Bob Whitesel and Mark DeYmaz.
“Wow! This is the practical tool for the church that I have been waiting for. Pentecost didn’t occur until the diversity of ‘every nation under heaven’ was present. This book will become recommended reading for all of my seminary students.” – Mike Slaughter, pastor, author, speaker.
re:MIX is full of instructive, immediately useful information in a clear and easy-to-use format and includes sidebar stories from church leaders in a variety of denominations who have transitioned their congregations to living color.
“The exercises provided to help increase spiritual health kept growing on me; now I can’t wait to try some of them with our leadership team, small groups and congregation.”
“Immensely practical with needed tools to lead any church through a revitalization journey.” – Ed Stetzer, president, LifeWay Research
“Need help diagnosing your church’s spiritual illness? THE DOCTOR IS IN!” – Dave Workman, Sr. pastor, Vineyard Church, Cincinnati
“Step-by-step instructions & a rich array of resources, this book not only helps self-examination but will also bring about church health & growth.” – Eddie Gibbs, senior professor, Fuller Theological Seminary
Runner-up: Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year
“The idea of ‘waypoints’ is a creative metaphor certain to stimulate new perspectives.” – Warren Bird, LeadNet Director of Research.
“He shows that individuals bounce back and forth as they face fresh challenges on their spiritual journey. And, he provides ample illustrations of people at various stages in their spiritual journey drawn from his extensive consulting experience.” – Eddie Gibbs, author & Donald McGavran Professor of Church Growth, Fuller Seminary.
Whitesel interviews 16 leading evangelicals, giving voice to their stories of spiritual waypoints including:
- Tony Campolo
- Dan Kimball
- Leonard Sweet
- Shane Claiborne
- Scot McKnight
- Sally Morgenthaler
- Mike Slaughter
- Larry Osborne and more
Co-Resource of the Year, Outreach Magazine.
This “Handbook on Church Change” is the result of Bob Whitesel’s Ph.D. work at Fuller Seminary on how to bring about positive church change.
> Everything you need to know to bring about positive change.
> Sermon ideas … and the first complete “biblical theology of change.”
Co-Resource of the Year, Outreach Magazine.
Outreach Magazine said: “Many postmodern resources assume that every reader understands the nuances and definitions of the postmodern missional movement. This book not only gives a clear definition and background of the movement, but it also provides case studies and practical learning tools from organic communities across the globe.”
A book that continues to be the most up-to-date and definitive guide to church growth and health.
A guide to working for change in the congregation without losing members. Filled with numerous examples of actual congregations that have either succumbed to conflict over change or worked through it, Staying Power will be helpful to all congregational leaders who wish to introduce substantive new directions into the life of the church without alienating a significant portion of its membership.
“Bob Whitesel give incredible insight to why change doesn’t work and how to do it better. It is a great resource for anyone who faces the challenge of leading change in an established church.”