Reviving the Congregation
Pastoral leadership has always been challenging, but clergy and parish leaders today face unprecedented challenges, many of which simply didn't exist a generation ago. The questions of ministry and leadership in the church today range broadly across the financial and...
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Pastoral leadership has always been challenging, but clergy and parish leaders today face unprecedented challenges, many of which simply didn't exist a generation ago. The questions of ministry and leadership in the church today range broadly across the financial and the managerial, the spiritual and the interpersonal.</p><p> In such a time, a wise mentor who can articulate a way forward for others is an immeasurable help. In <I>Reviving the Congregation</I>, Michael W. Foss, best-selling author of <I>Power Surge</I>, steps forward as that mentor.</p><p>Bringing decades of experience in congregational life and leadership and a winsome style to the work, Foss offers a compelling introduction to the new context in which we lead, and the personal and congregational strategies that will offer a way forward.</p><p><I>Reviving the Congregation</I> is rooted in Foss's own experience, but it is open to all through questions for reflection, space for notes and journaling, and an extended bibliography for further reading.</p>
Michael W. Foss is a senior pastor of Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the author of the bestselling Real Faith for Real Life (2004, Augsburg Books, 978-0-8066-4801-9) and Power Surge (2000, Fortress Press, 978-0-8006-3264-9) and is a frequent speaker in the areas of leadership development
- <span><span>pastoral Leadership Has Always Been Challenging, But Clergy And Parish Leaders Today Face Unprecedented Challenges, Many Of Which Simply Didn't Exist A Generation Ago. The Questions Of Ministry And Leadership In The Church Today Range Broadly Across The Financial And The Managerial, The Spiritual And The Interpersonal.</p><p> In Such A Time, A Wise Mentor Who Can Articulate A Way Forward For Others Is An Immeasurable Help. In <i>reviving The Congregation</i>, Michael W. Foss, Best-selling Author Of <i>power Surge</i>, Steps Forward As That Mentor.</p><p>bringing Decades Of Experience In Congregational Life And Leadership And A Winsome Style To The Work, Foss Offers A Compelling Introduction To The New Context In Which We Lead, And The Personal And Congregational Strategies That Will Offer A Way Forward.</p><p><i>reviving The Congregation</i> Is Rooted In Foss's Own Experience, But It Is Open To All Through Questions For Reflection, Space For Notes And Journaling, And An Extended Bibliography For Further Reading.</p></span></span>