Endorsements for Steering through Chaos
Scott Wilson's book, Steering through Chaos, will give you important principles to help you endure the painful decisions during times of change. Scott's insights will help your church grow stronger and reach more people for Christ. I wish I'd had this book years ago.
--Craig Groeschel, Senior Pastor of LifeChurch.tv and author of It: How Churches and Leaders Can Get It and Keep It
Steering through Chaos is absolutely inspirational, but it's also earthy. I love the way Scott shares simple yet profound truths that have the potential to transform your leadership.
--Mark Batterson, Lead Pastor of National Community Church and author of Wild Goose Chase
Pastor Scott Wilson has done it, and now he's written the manual to show us how to do it too. Steering through Chaos is revelational, practical, insightful, and "principle packed." Every pastor and church leader needs to read this book.
--Robert Morris, Senior Pastor of Gateway Church, Southlake, TX
I've read many books, listened to many sermons, and studied many models dealing with the topic of change and transition, and I must say that Steering through Chaos is one of the best. In this book, Scott Wilson captures the pain that often comes when God takes your ministry to the next level, but at the same time, he gives the reader much needed hope for the journey. Through God's grace and Scott's specific gifts, Scott has penned a manual that is profound and practical, transparent and thought-provoking, challenging and comforting. I recommend it not only for pastors but for every leader in the body of Christ.
--Eddie L. Long, Senior Pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church
Steering through Chaos shows us how God's greatest promises happen only when we submit to his deepest intrusions into our lives. Scott Wilson understands that genuine change is disruptive and, ultimately, a very personal experience. His transparent communication style leaves little doubt as to why he has become such a powerful young leader.
--George Wood, Superintendent of the Assemblies of God USA
Either you will lead your personal and professional transitions or your transitions will lead you. In either case, it is about steering through chaos. Scott Wilson personifies the principles in his book. His transparency and genius in assimilating painful transitional lessons will prevent shipwreck for those who are in the middle of change, and he provides a map for those still in the harbor.
--Dr. Samuel R. Every growing church experiences change. Today's church leader faces the intimidating task of moving from old ministry models to new ones. In his book, Scott Wilson shares invaluable insights learned from successfully navigating the transition at the Oaks Fellowship. His book will inspire and equip you.
--John Lindell, Lead Pastor of James River Assembly
Every senior leader who is honest with himself understands that the heart of leadership is providing direction through organizational transitions. Scott Wilson understands this truth and has lived it out in his ministry at the Oaks Fellowship. In his new book, you will have the opportunity to experience the journey and be encouraged and challenged by the principles he outlines.
--Greg Ligon, Vice President of Leadership Network
Scott Wilson hasn't written just another leadership cookbook supplying recipes that never quite seem to work as well as advertised. Steering through Chaos is written from his experiences with triumphs and struggles--from the real world where pastors live every day. Scott's passion to know God and his heart for lost people make his insights practical and spiritual at the same time. I recommend this book to anyone who has a vision, wants a vision, or has lost a vision. Scott Wilson has supplied us with clear guidance on how to discover and develop God's dream for our ministries.
--Earl Creps, Berkley church planter and author of Reverse Mentoring
Scott Wilson represents a fresh new generation of pastors. He has successfully taken the baton from one generation of leadership and transitioned his church to the next level with gusto. This book is a must-read for the thousands of churches and leaders who desperately need to reinvent their churches to become relevant or are fed up with the plateaus where they have settled.
--Kirk Pankratz, Senior Pastor of Church of the Harvest
Scott Wilson is a young church leader who understands and appreciates his spiritual heritage while at the same time is keenly cognizant that the church in America is undergoing unprecedented and necessary change. Out of this natural tension, his practical experience, and his love for the church, Scott is uniquely qualified to speak to the topic of transition in a manner that is worth the attention of any church leader who is grappling with it.
--Les Welk, Superintendent of the Northwest Ministry Network
It is a privilege for me to recommend Steering through Chaos because I know firsthand that Scott Wilson is an excellent leader. I've watched him grow one of the most dynamic churches in America. This book is filled with valuable content for anyone desiring to grow a church. Scott gives practical insight about navigating through the challenges of transition, all based on proven principles and actual experience. If you want to grow and climb to the next level in your life and ministry, this book is for you.
--Gerald Brooks, Senior Pastor of Grace Outreach Center, Plano, TX
I love a book that takes me on a leadership journey rather than merely teaches leadership lessons. All Christian leaders--no matter their position or the size and style of their churches--should read this with their whole team. I can't wait to read it with my entire staff.
--John McKinzie, Lead Pastor of Hope Fellowship, Frisco, TX
Scott Wilson is a great coach to me, the kind of mentor he describes in Steering through Chaos. His passion for Christ and his kingdom and for pastoral leadership is capsulized in this powerful book. Scott has painstakingly lived these principles, which can be applied to any ministry at any stage.
--Rick Thiemke, Lead Pastor of New Life Church, Yorkville, IL
This book confirms what I already knew to be true: Scott Wilson is an incredible coach for pastors. I've been involved in a coaching relationship with Pastor Scott since the beginning of my tenure as lead pastor, and he has helped me navigate transition time and time again. Steering through Chaos takes Pastor Scott's principles and makes them available to every church leader. Add this book to your list of resources for you and your team--today.
--Jeff Kossack, Lead Pastor of Mesa First Assembly of God
If anyone can write the book on leading through transition, it's Scott Wilson. God has used Scott to lead a great church through transition and into amazing effectiveness in reaching the lost for Christ. Scott's wisdom and experience have been priceless resources to me and the church I serve. This book puts his insight in print and is a gift to pastors and leaders who want to see God do great things through their lives.
--Chad Gilligan, Lead Pastor of Calvary Assembly of God, Toledo, OH
Scott's book has helped me understand the practical reality of leading a church through the necessary, and sometimes painful, transitions needed to become God's "unique thumbprint" in our community. His insights on leadership have made a profound impact on me and the leaders of our church. Scott's straightforward approach has helped our church take steps that we never knew how to take before. For the past year and a half, I've had the privilege of having Scott as a personal ministry consultant. I cannot imagine my ministry today without his insights. He has truly been a "dream releaser" in my life.
--Pastor Wayne Putman, Church of God of Exeter, CA
Don't predict on change in your church...plan on it
Steering through Chaos helps you plan for change by developing a communication strategy, enlisting support, and building momentum to lead your staff an congregation through transitions. Scott Wilson provides the insight, inspiration, and courage you need to make the difficult choices that will keep your church moving forward.
The challenges of leadership often multiply during times of transition. Wilson examines the building of new facilities, the changing of staff structure, the addition of new services, and the transition to becoming a multisite ministry, among others. Each chapter includes discussion questions.
"Steering through Chaos will help your church grow stronger and reach more people for Christ. I wish I had this book years ago."
- Craig Groeschel, Senior Pastor of LifeChurch.tv and author of It
"I love the way Scott shares simple yet profound truths that have potential to transform your leadership."
- Mark Batterson, Lead Pastor of National Community Church and author of Primal