• wisdom for life's transitions
    The wisdom you need to make difficult transitions
  • Are you trying to gather new people or make existing members better disciples?
    How clarity of vision can save your church from the daily apocalypse
  • Kickstarter
    Kickstarter and 3 Questions Workshops use this discernment tool
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    This is the inescapeable rule for churches and individuals

March 2017

All transition has three components. It doesn’t matter if you are moving to a new location, starting a career, or exiting puberty. For general terms you could name the components: body, soul, and relationships. Attention should be paid to each one; failed transitions and broken hearts are often the product of rushing the process and failing to do one or two components well.
To find Shalom we need to consider the needs of each part
Anger is one of Elizabeth Kugler-Ross’ 5 Stages of Grief , and as Scott Peck reminds us, grief is a part of every transition. Say, we lose our job. While adrift, we stew. “I gave the best years of my life…” In time, we move on to another career, or discover that God had a reason for it. We accept it as a blessing. Still, anger was a real stage in our transition. When someone we love dies, anger often lashes out at an innocent bystander. It is human nature to shoot the messenger. We may be excited about moving to a new neighborhood, but soon reality sets in.
Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance

The Church Transition Work Book : Getting Your Church in Gear

help your church through its next transition

The Church Transition Workbook: Getting Your Church in Gear will help churches that are going through a crisis precipitated by:

ISBN#: 

0-88177-422-7

Saulʼs Armor: Reforming Your Building and Organization for Ministry

Reform your building and organization for minisitry
Provides insights in to how churches maintain functional buildings and healthy organizational structures. Also, tips on making your church more welcoming and your committees more future oriented. Is your church optimally structured for fulfilling its mission to make disciples for Jesus Christ? This book offers five guiding principles that can help your congregation get on the same page about its structures, both physical and organizational.
ISBN#: 

978-0-88177-518-1

Peterʼs Boat: Renewing the Vitality of Burned-out Church Workers

Help burned out leaders rediscover their spiritual vitality
Why church leaders, both lay and clergy, often get burned out. What we should do for ourselves in order to stay healthy and enthusiastic. Also, looks at the systemic causes of burnout and how the church can be more compassionate to its leaders
ISBN#: 

978-0-88177-499-3

Jonahʼs Whale: Reconnecting the Congregation with Mission

Reconnect your congregation with its mission

Why missions should matter to the average church attender and how to get your people more enthusiastic about outreach. Also; how do you discover the unique form of mission work which is best suited for your church and location.

ISBN#: 

978-0-881777-516-7

Jesusʼ New Command: Rediscovering the Joy of Fellowship

Help your church rediscover the joy of fellowship
ISBN#: 

978-0-88177-532-7

David's Harp:Returning Harmony to Conflicted Congregations

Learn how to handle and prevent conflict in your congregation
ISBN#: 

978-0-88177-530-3

Holy Places, Small Spaces: A Hopeful Future for the Small Membership Church

Currently out of Print
ISBN#: 

0-88177-456-1

Going Home: Facing Life's Final Moments without Fear

When death is imminent, doubts may arise...
ISBN#: 

0-8254-2984-6

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