Some Resources for Transformation and Revitalization

  • * Gilbert Rendle and Alice Mann, Holy Conversations: Strategic Planning as a Spiritual Practice for Congregations, Alban Institute
  • Reginald W. Bibby, Restless Church
  • Donald Posterski and Gary Nelson, Future Faith Churches: Reconnecting with the Power of the Gospel for the 21 st Century
  • Alice Mann, Can Our Church Live?: Redeveloping Congregations in Decline, Alban Institute
  • Roy Oswald, Discerning Your Congregation’s Future, Alban Institute
  • Gilbert Rendle, Leading Change in the Congregation: Spiritual and Organizational Tools for Leaders, Alban Institute
  • Shannon Jung et al, Rural Ministry: The Shape of the Renewal to Come
  • David Poling-Goldenne and L. Shannon Jung, Discovering Hope: Building Vitality in Rural Congregations

* The Church Revitalization Committee of Maritime Conference highly recommends this resource as an excellent beginning point. Other print and video materials are on a more extensive resource list that is available from the Committee.