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The Innovative Church: Seven Steps to Positive Change in Your Congregation [Paperback]

By Merton P. Strommen (Author)
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Pages   192
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.7" Width: 6" Height: 0.5"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 30, 1997
Publisher   Augsburg Fortress Publishers
ISBN  0806635738  
EAN  9780806635736  


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Many pastors and lay leaders see that congregations need to change in order to carry out their mission, yet attempts at change are often blocked and resisted. Religious researcher Merton P. Strommen asked the question, "How do churches change?" Using a major grant from the Institute of Mental Health, Strommen studied the change process in congregations and youth survey organizations across the United Stated and shares the results in this new book. He analyzes the need for change in congregations, shows why change is difficult, and offers a practical seven-step strategy for innovation. With inspiring stories of congregations that have managed change well, this much-needed manual on organizational change is ideal for clergy, lay leaders, church councils, and leaders of youth-serving agencies and schools.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Strommen is a research psychologist and founder of Search Institute. As a Lutheran clergyman he has also served as a parish pastor, college pastor, national youth director, and founder of the Youth and Family Institute at Augsburg College.

Merton P. Strommen currently resides in Minneapolis.

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Innovative Congregations Reach Their Potential!  Aug 27, 2000
This book is the fantastic result of the ongoing research and impressions of Merton Strommen and others related to The Search Institute in Minneapolis, MN. I refer to it often in my work because it deals with those 20 percent of all congregations who are innovative and effective. Congregations who make significant and lasting change will do so, according to this book, because they have understood the seven steps process known as FUTURES.

One of the strengths of this book is that its conclusions about what helps a congregation be innovative and sustain innovation are the same or similar to just about every other solid research I have seen. This book is a refreshing escape from all the books and manuals that focus on a list of content characteristics of healthy congregations. In this book the essential qualities or characteristics of a change process are outlined.

I like to pass along the good news about this book to any and every church leader who truly wants to achieve an innovative status and sustain it. If that is you, then you ought to buy a copy of this book.

 

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