Item description for Congregations in Transition: A Guide for Analyzing, Assessing, and Adapting in Changing Communities by Dudley & Ammerman...
Overview This hands-on guide helps congregations meet the challenges of today's constantly changing urban and suburban church communities. Written in an easy-to-follow workbook format, it helps communities focus on the changing needs of their members and explore the options open to them.
Publishers Description Thousands of congregations today are confronted with the reality that their neighbourhoods and regions have changed around them, often to such a degree that their survival is threatened. This follow-up to the ground-breaking book Studying Congregations shows how to turn a church around by understanding the unique needs of the neighbourhood. This hands-on workbook offers congregations a logical, action oriented, collegial process for gathering the right information that can help to evaluate their church's particular situation and the available options.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.08" Width: 8.52" Height: 0.48" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Feb 25, 2002
ISBN 0787954225 ISBN13 9780787954222
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More About Dudley & Ammerman
Carl S. Dudley and Nancy T. Ammerman are faculty members at Hartford Seminary and researchers at the Hartford Institute for Religious Research. They are authorities on congregational studies and the relationship between congregations and their communities.
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Better than the first book Apr 10, 2002
In seminary I had read the previous book by these authors ("Studying Congregations") and found it to be a somewhat dated and not as practical. But this book is great! It really helps clarify the issues for any church facing major decisions like relocation, changing membership, redefined mission, etc.