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Kevin Ford is the chief visionary officer and managing partner of TAG Consulting, a business and organizational consulting firm. Through TAG Consulting, he has facilitated the development of over 400 strategic action plans that have transformed organizations throughout North America. Kevin, his wife Caroline, and their two daughters reside in northern Virginia.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Scott Hackler on November 19, 2007
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This is a great book! I wouldn't hesitate to encourage anyone who loves Christ and the church to thoroughly work through it. When I read Transforming Church, many of the events and circumstances of my more than twenty years of ministry began to make sense. Based on solid research and practice, Kevin Ford addresses the struggles churches and church leaders face in our culture. The stories of real congregations strained by personalized conflict, conflicting values and resistance to change made this not only accessible for me, but for the more than 30 staff and lay leaders in my church that have read it. That Kevin doesn't offer quick fixes and fast answers gave me confidence that this is the real deal. Like many church leaders I have been seduced by "successful" church models. Instead of throwing models at you, Transforming Church offers a systemic view of health and encouragement to do the work of transformation.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Bob Roberts, Jr. on June 14, 2007
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This is a book I'm really excited about! I'm always asked by people at established churches how they can bring health and transformation to their churches. This is the first book I'll recommend. This book is also good for church planters because it's describing what the church should look like. It provides a way to gage your church as well as ways to develop your church. Way to go Kevin - this is a home run. Bob Roberts, Author of Transformation & Glocalization.Transformation: How Glocal Churches Transform Lives and the World
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jim Erixson on November 4, 2011
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A most insightful book! The author, Kevin Ford, has helped our church tremendouly in understanding how to form a REAL vision, not a vision that sounds good, but a vision that fits for our particular church. If your church is struggling with a vision and looking for truly transcorming into the 21st century, I hoghly recommend this provocative thinking book. I would also highly recommend that you contact Kevin on his websight for direction.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Katherine on June 3, 2011
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An excellent book! Truly helped me learn from others' experiences in church & worship leading and brought me back to truth. I plan to resource this book in ministry for many years. Having read it almost a year ago, I continue to find wisdom & encouragement through the stories shared within this book, and I feel much better equipped to live into the calling for ministry that God's placed on my life.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Vicki Farina on May 18, 2010
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Transforming Church is a MUST read. Ford has taken the best organizational leadership practices and learning and applied them to church culture. Ford gets right to the heart of the matter! Ford gives brilliant illustrations and incarnates the truths of organizational leadership into a doable and understandable, common sense process to transform church! Don't miss this book!
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Purpose:

To confront ministry leaders with the need for spiritual transformation in their congregation and community by asking a series of questions.

Content:

The book is about “churches that have the courage to embrace change and to confront adaptive issues in order to become transforming churches”. “These courageous churches are continually transforming how they lead, operate, and minister” in order to be faithfully effective for Christ. The author suggests five key areas our churches can improve in order “to fulfill its mission of changing lives”.

The five key indicators of church health are:

• Are members at your church experiencing authentic life change?

• Does your church have a clear sense of mission and a compelling vision for the future?

• Does your church embrace change to fulfill its mission more effectively?

• Are your leaders successfully mentoring and mobilizing your members for ministry?

• Is your church effective in transforming your local community, town or city?

Analysis:

Let me cut to the chase, go get the book and study it. You don’t have to agree with everything in a book or an author’s body of work to gain great insight and assistance in fulfilling God’s calling on your life. I believe this book will help you.

Application:

Who will benefit from this book?

Ministry leaders

How will they benefit from this book?

Self analysis

Where does this book fit in the process of ministry design?

The front end of your ministry design. It is just one of the many approaches you can use to design your ministry.

Aha Thought:

“Every church needs transformation.
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By David Myers on December 19, 2009
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Good book with some great perspectives on how to evaluate the condition of your church and move forward in the direction God calls you. It gives specifc church case studies and examples that help bring the princples suggested into actual ways they can work and keep churches healthy.
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By Jane on April 12, 2014
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I'm really enjoying this book and have recommended it to a number of my friends at church. I especially appreciated being able to find used copies in good condition at a fraction of the cost. Thus far, all that I've received have been in great shape.
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