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How to Hit the Ground Running: A Quick-Start Guide for Congregations with New Leadership
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How to Hit the Ground Running

A Quick-Start Guide for Congregations with New Leadership

Neal O. Michell

List Price: $22.00

PAPERBACK , 160 pp , 8 1/2 x 11

  • Church Publishing
  • Apr/2005
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-89869-475-8

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The quick-start program described in this book is designed for the new rector or pastor who wants to "hit the ground running." It is also designed for principal lay leaders who will be instrumental in the transition to new leadership.

The program takes the new pastor, vestry, or other leadership bodies from one month prior to the new leader's arrival through the first eighteen months afterward. Organized in a user-friendly workbook format, this guide gives step-by-step suggestions on how the sometimes stalled and directionless period of transition in a faith community can be made dynamic and purposeful - a time of true congregational development.

The Rev. Canon Neal O. Michell is Canon Missioner for Strategic Development in the Diocese of Dallas. He has served as a consultant in congregational development and led vestry retreats and workshops, focusing on "vision casting," and leadership development. He publishes a monthly congregational development newsletter.

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