Adapt to Thrive

By Karen Vannoy, John Flowers Published
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Refreshing approach leads the revitalization of local churches.Through stories from real churches and real people, Adapt to Thrive offers an engaging metaphor for the adaptive development of God's creation. This call to action reveals how your church must identify itself as a unique species, modify its dysfunctional behaviors, and multiply its transformational influence in the community.

Endorsements

Adapt to Thrive helps us see the church not as organization but as organism and provides ten adaptations of interior changes needed in congregations today. ~ Gil Rendle, senior consultant for the Texas Methodist Foundation and author of Journey in the Wilderness and Back to Zero.

Chock full of stories that will preach and teach. ~ Tex Sample, Robert B. and Kathleen Rogers Professor Emeritus of Church and Society, St. Paul School of Theology

I hope that pastors and local lay leaders will take seriously the ten cultural adaptations for the church outlined in this book. ~ Thomas G. Kemper, General Secretary, General Board of Global Ministries, The United Methodist Church

About the Authors

Karen Vannoy

Karen Vannoy and John Flowers both served in separate new church development projects before they joined forces in revitalization with Travis Park United Methodist Church in San Antonio, and most recently, First United Methodist Church in Phoenix. Karen began work as the District Superintendent of Tucson in the summer of 2012 while John continues church revitalization work, as well as mentoring pastors and congregations. You can contact them through ChurchForTomorrow.com.

John Flowers

Karen Vannoy and John Flowers both served in separate new church development projects before they joined forces in revitalization with Travis Park United Methodist Church in San Antonio and most recently, First United Methodist Church in Phoenix. Karen begins work as the District Superintendent of Tucson in the summer of 2012 while John continues church revitalization work, as well as mentoring pastors and congregations. You can contact them through churchfortomorrow.com.