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Overview "Only a transformed church can make an impact for Christ. But why do so many churches fail on this? And how can they change?" Kevin G. Ford has the answers, yet it's more than just his opinion. Ford, the Chief Visionary Officer and Managing Partner of TAG, a management consulting firm specializing in strategy, leadership, and ministry development, identifies the five dysfunctions of an unhealthy church and the five characteristics of a growing, healthy congregation, through comprehensive research of over 15,000 database records representing churches wrestling with change and searching for genuine growth in their ministry. Hopeful and encouraging in tone, Ford will help churches identify and resolve common frustrations churches face and become a transforming church that is relevant and life-giving to society.
Publishers Description Drawn from extensive research, Transforming Church shares how all churches can experience genuine change and growth.
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Studio: David C. Cook
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2008
Publisher David C. Cook
ISBN 1434767043 ISBN13 9781434767042
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More About Kevin G. Ford
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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A Must Read Apr 5, 2008
This is the best book that I have read on the subject of leading a church through transformation. Ford's insights and practical applications are fresh and relevent. I would highly recommend it to any pastor or lay leader.
Transforming! Nov 19, 2007
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.
A lot of good; still not great Aug 11, 2007
I love this book. For every 25 dollar book that comes out, there is generaly about 2 dollars in new material. Not in "Tranforming Church" Thus far I've got about 12 dollars of new stuff. The author does state some obvious things, but no one is perfect. Good book!
Powerful and Practical Jun 14, 2007
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