I’m about two chapters into the book Leading Congregational Change: A Practical Guide for the Transformational Journey and its becoming very hard to put down. It talks about how the driving force of Congregational Change is Spiritual and Relational Vitality. Jesus even told us this when he said Love the lord your God with all your heart…. (Spiritual Vitality) and to love one another (Relational Vitality).
The authors are Jim Herrington, Mike Bonem, and James H Furr. who have helped churches turn themselves around. As they worked with churches they noticed patterns, and techniques. It really begins with changing yourself from the inside out. I’ll keep you posted as I continue more. The interesting thing is the book is available on the Kindle, but NOT as a hardbound. The Workbook is available in hard bound but not (understandably) on the Kindle.