Douglas Ruffle serves as Associate Executive Director and General Editor of Wesleyan Resources for Path 1, the Division of New Church Starts at Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church. Previously, he served as Director of Congregational Development for the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference. Ruffle is author of A MISSIONARY MINDSET: WHAT CHURCH LEADERS NEED TO KNOW TO REACH THEIR COMMUNITY—LESSONS FROM E. STANLEY JONES, published by Discipleship Resources in May of 2016. He is also the author of ROADMAP TO RENEWAL: REDISCOVERING THE CHURCH'S MISSION, REVISED EDITION WITH STUDY GUIDE, published by Cascade Books (2017). ROADMAP TO RENEWAL has been translated into Spanish (Hoja de Ruta: La Iglesia Renueva Su Misión). He lived and worked in Argentina serving as a Pastor in the Evangelical Methodist Church of Argentina and served as pastor of churches in New Jersey. He resides in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife, Tammie, and enjoys music, baseball, travel, and volunteering at his local church.