Gilbert R. Rendle
Many books have been written about leadership and change, but until now none has focused on the kind of change that tears at a community’s very fabric. Alban senior consultant Gil Rendle provides a respectful context for understanding change, especially the experiences and resistances that people feel. Rendle pulls together theory, research, and his work with churches facing change to provide leaders with practical diagnostic models and tools. In a time when change is the norm, this book helps to “lead change” in a spiritual and healthy way.
“This resource is a result of Gil Rendle's continuing passion and well developed body of knowledge to carry out his calling to empower leaders of Spirt based organizations to find 'the Way' through change, and the inextricably bound character of conflict. He invites you to a new level of transformation that travels beyond the pages into a process of continual new life. By unabashedly naming and demythologizing the fear of change and converting its power into new found faith, he provides a pathway thorugh 'the wilderness' with skill, compassion, and power for the journey God is unfolding for ministry. I highly recommend it as a 'must read' to begin the new journey.” —Alfred Johnson
“Gil Rendle writes just as he speaks: intelligently, coherently, credibly, and provocatively. In this book, he addresses questions of leadership and change with which every congregation eventually must grapple . . . and better sooner than later. He challenges us to get 'unstuck' and reflect on how congregational leaders can be agents of change and transformation; more power to him!” —Rabbi Lennard R. Thal
Alban No. AL186
paper, 184 pages
($13.60 for members)