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on May 9, 2000
Excellent insights for planning strategies to help congregations into and through change. A great guide for dealing with the dynamics of change -- spiritual, intellectual, and emotional. Helpful differentiation between "management" and "leadership" and the kinds of situations when each style is more appropriate. I use it as a handbook in doing interim ministry.
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on March 8, 2006
Remember back to course you took in seminary about leading

your church through change? No? There wasn't one! Come now, that can't be true, but sadly it is in most cases. Pastors are called to shepherd their church's through changes but are rarely given the education or tools to do so. Most of this is picked up by trial and error, often painful trials with many errors. This book could be considered "Remedial Congregational Leadership 101," for those of us who never received this formal training. Clearly Rendle wrote this book not out of some theoretical model (although there is solid theory supporting it) but out of his lived experience of leading many congregations through the turbulant waters of change. With so many demands pulling at the free time of a pastor, this book is well worth devoting some of that time.
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on December 18, 2012
None of this was new - it all is previously published - but the presentation refreshes the concepts in a way that makes them readily applicable. This is a great tool for congregational leadership in all situations
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on July 7, 2013
When considering change in congregations Rendle does a realistic job in highlighting the obstacles and possible ways through them which will be invaluable for any church leader in today's rapidly changing society.
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on July 31, 2007
A relevant and practical book for transitional leaders. Describes the current socio-economic environment impacting congregations and need for new leadership approaches. Rendel's writing style and first hand knowledge makes this a fast and compelling read.
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on October 28, 2014
Good book with lots of good information.
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on May 19, 2015
This book was in much better condition than promised, and that always makes me happy! It was an excellent deal, and arrived quite quickly!
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on June 9, 2016
Applying theoretical business leadership principles in practical ways. It is an easy read, and a great resource to add to your library.
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on May 11, 2016
I am so happy i got this book on time for class and am enjoying reading it for class too.
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on August 4, 2015
excellent of using as a guide
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