Quietly Courageous (Hardcover)
Leading the Church in a Changing World
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 9781538112892, 304pp.
Publication Date: November 21, 2018
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The changing dynamics of contemporary church life are well-known, but what's less well-known is how leaders can work most effectively in this new context. In Quietly Courageous, esteemed minister and congregational consultant Gil Rendle offers practical guidance to leaders--both lay and ordained--on leading churches today. Rendle encourages leaders to stop focusing on the past and instead focus relentlessly on their mission and purpose--what is ultimately motivating their work. He also urges a shift in perspectives on resources, discusses models of change, and offers suggestions for avoiding common pitfalls and working creatively today.
About the Author
Gil Rendle is former senior vice president for the Texas Methodist Foundation as well as former senior consultant and director of consulting for the Alban Institute. As an ordained minister with a PhD in organizational and group dynamics, he has worked with congregations across denominations for more than thirty years. He is the author of a number of books, including Holy Conversations: Strategic Planning as Spiritual Practice for Congregations.