How Change Comes to Your Church

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Innovative spiritual practices that establish the foundation for durable, missional change

Many congregations recognize their need to bring about change in order to become or remain vital, both spiritually and organizationally. They have a sense of what they need, and what might keep them from changing. But they don’t know how to change.

How Change Comes to Your Church draws on the practical experience, stories, and examples from two experienced church leaders. Patrick Keifert and Wesley Granberg-Michaelson have helped scores of congregations as well as larger denominational organizations identify key elements that are a necessary part of transformational change.

Rather than a superficial approach with a simplistic formula, How Change Comes to Your Churchfocuses on the important work of changing church culture, with innovative spiritual practices that establish the foundation for durable, missional change.


Patrick Keifert is president and director of research of Church Innovations Institute. He has worked with hundreds of congregations and dozens of denominations on four continents is the Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology at Luther Seminary.

Wesley Granberg-Michaelson served as General Secretary of the Reformed Church in America for 17 years. He was an associate editor of Sojournersmagazine and has also worked with the World Council of Churches, the Global Christian Forum, and Christian Churches Together.